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CHAPTER

8

Clip, connect, clone

Combining application elements to buildcustom interfaces for information access

Jun Fujima,1 Aran Lunzer,1 Kasper Hornbæk,2 Yuzuru Tanaka1

1Meme Media Laboratory, Hokkaido University

2Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen

ABSTRACT

Many applications provide a form-like interface for requesting information: the user fills in some fields, submits the form, and the application presents corresponding results.

Such a procedure becomes burdensome if (1) the user must submit many different requests, for example in pursuing a trial-and-error search; (2) results from one application are to be used as inputs for another, requiring the user to transfer them by hand; or (3) the user wants to compare results, ...

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