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Interacting with Web Hierarchies
IT Professional
  • Saverio Perugini, University of Dayton
  • Naren Ramakrishnan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
6-1-2006
Abstract
Web site interfaces are a particularly good fit for hierarchies in the broadest sense of that idea, i.e. a classification with multiple attributes, not necessarily a tree structure. Several adaptive interface designs are emerging that support flexible navigation orders, exposing and exploring dependencies, and procedural information-seeking tasks. This paper provides a context and vocabulary for thinking about hierarchical Web sites and their design. The paper identifies three features that interface to information hierarchies. These are flexible navigation orders, the ability to expose and explore dependencies, and support for procedural tasks. A few examples of these features are also provided
Inclusive pages
19-28
ISBN/ISSN
1520-9202
Document Version
Postprint
Comments

Version in repository was accepted for publication in the IT Professional publication of IEEE. Final published version is available from the publisher.

Publisher
IEEE
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Saverio Perugini and Naren Ramakrishnan. "Interacting with Web Hierarchies" IT Professional Vol. 8 Iss. 4 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/saverio_perugini/23/