Technische Universität Dresden

Technische Visualistik

History Deck: A Web Browser History Visualization Inspired by Storytelling and Comic Art.

Mensch & Computer 2012: interaktiv informiert – allgegenwärtig und allumfassend!?

Abstract

Browser history is important for people using the Web. It supports users reflecting upon their past, proceeding in decision making and revisiting web pages seen before. However current implementations fail to provide a proficient solution for the users need. An approach for improving the visualization of the browser history is described in this paper by drawing an analogy between hypertext and narratology.Through this, criteria for structuring of the visualization and characteristics of comic art as a genre of graphical storytelling can be applied. Considering the user as the narrator of the story,through his actions while browsing the history is constructed automatically next to the context of his current work. The concept was implemented as a browser add-on named History Deck.

BibTex entry formatted

Hannes Leitner, Marius Brade, Rainer Groh (2012). History Deck: A Web Browser History Visualization Inspired by Storytelling and Comic Art. In: Mensch & Computer 2012: interaktiv informiert – allgegenwärtig und allumfassend!? S.381-384

BibTex entry

@article {historyDeck12, author = {Hannes Leitner, Marius Brade, Rainer Groh}, title = {History Deck: A Web Browser History Visualization Inspired by Storytelling and Comic Art}, journal = {Mensch & Computer 2012: interaktiv informiert – allgegenwärtig und allumfassend!?}, year = {2012}, pages = {381-384} }