Using interactive visualizations of WWW log data to characterize access patterns and inform site design

@article{Hochheiser2001UsingIV,
  title={Using interactive visualizations of WWW log data to characterize access patterns and inform site design},
  author={Harry Hochheiser and Ben Shneiderman},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2001},
  volume={52},
  pages={331-343}
}
HTTP server log files provide Web site operators wi th substantial detail regarding the visitors to the ir sites. Interest in interpreting this data has spawned an active market for software packages that summarize and analyze t his data, providing histograms, pie graphs, and other charts summarizing usage patterns. While useful, these su mmaries obscure useful information and restrict users to passive in t rpretation of static displays. Interactive visualizations can be used to provide u s rs… CONTINUE READING
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