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Visualising web browsing data for user behaviour analysis


Khoury, R and Dawborn, T and Huang, W, Visualising web browsing data for user behaviour analysis, Proceedings of OZCHI '11, 28 November - 2 December 2011, Canberra, Australia, pp. 177-180. ISBN 978-1-4503-1090-1 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The rapid growth of Internet usage has dramatically changed the way we interact with the outside world. Many people read news, communicate with friends and purchase goods online. These activities are usually done via web browsing. Understanding user web browsing behaviour is important in improving their browsing experience. For example, website usability and the personalization of online services could both benefit from knowledge of user browsing patterns. Much research has been done on understanding user web browsing behaviour. However, the usefulness of visualisations has not been fully explored in this space. In this paper, we introduce a system that offers three different ways of visualising web browsing data. This system provides a common interface for users to interact with the visualisations. We also present an evaluation of the system with end users. We show that by visualising a userís web browsing history, we are able to uncover interesting patterns in the way that individuals use the Web.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Information Visualisation, Aesthetic Criteria, Web Browsing, Behaviour Pattern, Evaluation
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Huang, W (Dr Tony Huang)
ID Code:90150
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-27
Last Modified:2018-03-14

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