Making Favorites Useful

J. Roberts, J. Ruiz, and E. Lank (USA)


Graphical User Interfaces, Bookmarks, Favorites, Web


In this paper, we describe our work in adding functional ity to the standard favorites, or bookmarks, list typically available in modern web browsers. Our goal is to increase the rate at which those browsing the web can “re-find” in formation they have previously bookmarked for later pe rusal. To this end, we have developed a favorites manager, deployed in a simple web browsing application, that intro duces favorites management features beyond those found in typical web browsers, including additional metadata, au tomated organization, and search tools. We present the de tails of this application, along with the results of a pilot study measuring the usability of the favorites management system we developed.

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