THE EFFECTS OF THE AJAX TECHNOLOGY ON WEB APPLICATION USABILITY

Jonas Kluge, Frank Kargl, Michael Weber

Abstract

The Ajax technology is said to make the Internet faster, more interactive and user-friendly. It is spreading rapidly throughout the web. By allowing scripts being executed inside the user’s browser to communicate with a remote server, it enables new forms of interaction for web-pages and -applications. In this paper we analyze Ajax usability, taking into account both advantages and imposed problems. Subsequently we present a user study with two typical scenarios in web-applications and compare Ajax-enabled and non-Ajax-enabled versions. This allows us to verify and quantify the assumed effects. As a result, we show that Ajax significantly enhances both user satisfaction and efficiency of use, at least in some scenarios.

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in Harvard Style

Kluge J., Kargl F. and Weber M. (2007). THE EFFECTS OF THE AJAX TECHNOLOGY ON WEB APPLICATION USABILITY . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-78-8, pages 289-294. DOI: 10.5220/0001286102890294


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist07,
author={Jonas Kluge and Frank Kargl and Michael Weber},
title={THE EFFECTS OF THE AJAX TECHNOLOGY ON WEB APPLICATION USABILITY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2007},
pages={289-294},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001286102890294},
isbn={978-972-8865-78-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - THE EFFECTS OF THE AJAX TECHNOLOGY ON WEB APPLICATION USABILITY
SN - 978-972-8865-78-8
AU - Kluge J.
AU - Kargl F.
AU - Weber M.
PY - 2007
SP - 289
EP - 294
DO - 10.5220/0001286102890294