Using a task-based approach in evaluating the usability of BoBIs in an e-book environment

Abdullah, N. and Gibb, F. (2008) Using a task-based approach in evaluating the usability of BoBIs in an e-book environment. In: 30th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2008), MAR 30-APR 03, 2008 , Glasgow, SCOTLAND.

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This paper reports on a usability evaluation of BoBIs (Back-of-the-book Indexes) as searching and browsing tools in an e-book environment. This study employed a task-based approach and within-subject design. The retrieval performance of a BoBI was compared with a ToC and Full-Text Search tool in terms of their respective effectiveness and efficiency for finding information in e-books. The results demonstrated that a BoBI was significantly more efficient (faster) and useful compared to a ToC or Full-Text Search tool for finding information in an e-book environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Funders: Univ Glasgow, Dept Comp Sci; Google; Microsoft Res; Matrixware; Yahoo Res; Univ Strathclyde; ACM; BCS
Additional Information: Univ Malaya, Fac Comp Sci & Informat Technol, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-book; Task-based; BoBI; Book Index; Usability Evaluation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 02:33
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2011 02:33

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