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Comparing a Grid-based vs. List-based Approach for Faceted Search of Social Media Data on Mobile Devices

  • In this paper, we compare two approaches for exploring large,rnhierarchical data spaces of social media data on mobile devicesrnusing facets. While the first approach arranges thernfacets in a 3x3 grid, the second approach makes use of arnscrollable list of facets for exploring the data. We have conductedrna between-group experiment of the two approachesrnwith 24 subjects (20 male, 4 female) executing the same set ofrntasks of typical mobile users" information needs. The resultsrnshow that the grid-based approach requires significantly morernclicks, but subjects need less time for completing the tasks.rnFurthermore, it shows that the additional clicks do not hamperrnthe subjects" satisfaction. Thus, the results suggest thatrnthe grid-based approach is a better choice for faceted searchrnon touchscreen mobile devices. To the best of our knowledge,rnsuch a summative evaluation of different approaches for facetedrnsearch on mobile devices has not been done so far.

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Author:Mark Schneider, Ansgar Scherp
URN:urn:nbn:de:kola-6137
Series (Volume no.):Arbeitsberichte, FB Informatik (2012,1)
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Language:English
Date of completion:2012/03/14
Date of publication:2012/03/14
Publishing institution:Universität Koblenz-Landau, Universitätsbibliothek
Release Date:2012/03/14
Tag:faceted search; mobile devices; social media data
Number of pages:14
Institutes:Fachbereich 4 / Fachbereich 4
Fachbereich 4 / Institute for Web Science and Technologies
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht: § 53 UrhG