Lexicon Sextant: Modeling a Mnemonic System for Customizable Browser Information Organization and Management
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National Formosa University
Publication date: 2016-03-16
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Siu-Tsen Shen   

National Formosa University, 64 Wen-Hua Road, Hu-Wei, 63208 Yun-Lin, Taiwan
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2016;12(5):1119-1138
This paper presents an ongoing study of the development of a customizable web browser information organization and management system, which the author has named Lexicon Sextant (LS). LS is a user friendly, graphical web based add-on to the latest generation of web browsers, such as Google Chrome, making it easier and more intuitive to store and retrieve favorites (bookmarks) since it only uses two levels (six main headings & 12 sub-headings). A total of 98 participants completed the task of categorizing 18 thumbnails from specific websites, together with 18 thumbnails from random websites, under six main LS headings, i.e. Work, Lifestyle, Travel, Health, Education, and Money. This was followed by a recall exercise of 12 randomly generated websites. The results showed that the participants had a better correction rate in Money and Lifestyle, but a worse correction rate in Work and Education among the overall correction rate, appointed correction rate, and self-chosen correction rate, in terms of each category task performance.
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