Anwar Alhenshiri, Michael Shepherd, Carolyn Watters


This paper presents a Visual Information Management System (VIMS) for the Web. In this prototype system, the task of Web information gathering was taken into consideration with respect to how users locate information for the task, organize task information, preserve and re-find task information, and compare information for effective reasoning and decision making. VIMS was designed and built based on recommendations from previous studies in a larger research. A user study was conducted to evaluate VIMS. The results of the study show promising indications of the improvements achieved in VIMS with respect to Web information gathering tasks.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Alhenshiri A., Shepherd M. and Watters C. (2011). IMPROVING HOW USERS ORGANIZE WEB INFORMATION FOR GATHERING TASKS . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8425-51-5, pages 271-277. DOI: 10.5220/0003308502710277

in Bibtex Style

author={Anwar Alhenshiri and Michael Shepherd and Carolyn Watters},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
SN - 978-989-8425-51-5
AU - Alhenshiri A.
AU - Shepherd M.
AU - Watters C.
PY - 2011
SP - 271
EP - 277
DO - 10.5220/0003308502710277