Can a Clipboard Improve User Interaction and User Experience in Web-Based Image Search?

  • Leon Kastler
  • Ansgar Scherp
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8016)


We investigate if a clipboard as an extension to standard image search improves user interaction and experience. In a task-based summative evaluation with 32 participants, we compare plain Google Image Search against two extensions using a clipboard. One clipboard variant is filled with images based on DCG ranking. In the other variant, the clipboard is filled based on gaze information provided by an eyetracker. We assumed that the eyetracking-based clipboard will significantly outperform the other conditions due to its human-centered filtering of the images. To our surprise, the results show that eyetracking-based clipboard was in almost all tasks worse with respect to user satisfaction. In addition, no significant differences regarding effectiveness and efficiency between the three conditions could be observed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leon Kastler
    • 1
  • Ansgar Scherp
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Web Science and TechnologiesUniversität Koblenz-LandauGermany

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