A PLATFORM FOR INVESTIGATING EFFECTIVENESS FOR STATIC, ADAPTABLE, ADAPTIVE, AND MIXED-INITIATIVE ENVIRONMENTS IN E-COMMERCE

Khalid Al-Omar, Dimitris Rigas

Abstract

This paper introduces an empirical study to investigate the use of four interaction conditions: Static, Adaptable, Adaptive, and Mixed-initiative. The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of these four conditions with regard to the number of tasks completed by all users and the number of users who completed all tasks. In order to carry out this comparative investigation, four experimental interfaces were built separately. These environments were tested independently by four separate groups of users, each group consisting of 15 users. The results demonstrated that in the searching tasks the most effective condition was the Mixed-Initiative. In the learnable tasks the most effective condition was the Adaptable condition. In addition, the Static approach was found to be less effective than all other approaches.

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Al-Omar K. and Rigas D. (2008). A PLATFORM FOR INVESTIGATING EFFECTIVENESS FOR STATIC, ADAPTABLE, ADAPTIVE, AND MIXED-INITIATIVE ENVIRONMENTS IN E-COMMERCE . In Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-58-6, pages 191-196. DOI: 10.5220/0001911901910196


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@conference{ice-b08,
author={Khalid Al-Omar and Dimitris Rigas},
title={A PLATFORM FOR INVESTIGATING EFFECTIVENESS FOR STATIC, ADAPTABLE, ADAPTIVE, AND MIXED-INITIATIVE ENVIRONMENTS IN E-COMMERCE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={191-196},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001911901910196},
isbn={978-989-8111-58-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2008)
TI - A PLATFORM FOR INVESTIGATING EFFECTIVENESS FOR STATIC, ADAPTABLE, ADAPTIVE, AND MIXED-INITIATIVE ENVIRONMENTS IN E-COMMERCE
SN - 978-989-8111-58-6
AU - Al-Omar K.
AU - Rigas D.
PY - 2008
SP - 191
EP - 196
DO - 10.5220/0001911901910196