Multi-Window Web Browser with History Tree Visualization for Virtual Reality Environment

Raku Egawa, Takashi Ijiri
Shibaura Institute of Technology

Abstract. This study introduces a multi-window web browser system to visualize all visited pages and their link structure in a virtual reality (VR) environment. Using VR space, it is possible to visualize many pages and their connections while maintaining their readability. To evaluate the usefulness of our system, we conducted a user study to compare our system to a conventional single-window browsing system. We then found that our system reduces the browsing operations and time for the task of comparing multiple web pages.
概要. 本研究では,バーチャルリアリティ(VR)環境において訪問した全てのページとそのリンク構造を可視化するマルチウィンドウWeb ブラウザシステムを提案する.VR空間を利用することで,視認性を維持したまま多くのページとそれらの関係を可視化できる. 提案システムの有用性を評価するため,従来の単一ウィンドウのブラウザとの比較実験を行った. その結果,複数のWebページを比較するタスクにおいて,提案システムは閲覧操作回数と操作時間を短縮できることが確かめられた.


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        author = {Egawa, Raku and Ijiri, Takashi},
        title = {Multi-Window Web Browser with History Tree Visualization for Virtual Reality Environment},
        year = {2021},
        isbn = {9781450386555},
        publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
        url = {},
        doi = {10.1145/3474349.3480221},
        booktitle = {The Adjunct Publication of the 34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology},
        pages = {32–34},
        numpages = {3},
        location = {Virtual Event, USA},
        series = {UIST '21}