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Research Publications in journals:
User's Web Page Aesthetics Opinion: A Matter of Low-Level Image Descriptors Based on MPEG-7
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Information technology and adata processing,
  • Interactivity
Information
Abstract
Analyzing a user's first impression of a Web site is essential for interface designers, as it is tightly related to their overall opinion of a site. In fact, this early evaluation affects user navigation behavior. Perceived usability and user interest (e.g., revisiting and recommending the site) are parameters influenced by first opinions. Thus, predicting the latter when creating a Web site is vital to ensure users? acceptance. In this regard, Web aesthetics is one of the most influential factors in this early perception. We propose the use of low-level image parameters for modeling Web aesthetics in an objective manner, which is an innovative research field. Our model, obtained by applying a stepwise multiple regression algorithm, infers a user's first impression by analyzing three different visual characteristics of Web site screenshots?texture, luminance, and color?which are directly derived from MPEG-7 descriptors. The results obtained over three wide Web site datasets (composed by 415, 42, and 6 Web sites, respectively) reveal a high correlation between low-level parameters and the users? evaluation, thus allowing a more precise and objective prediction of users? opinion than previous models that are based on other image characteristics with fewer predictors. Therefore, our model is meant to support a rapid assessment of Web sites in early stages of the design process to maximize the likelihood of the users? final approval.
International
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JCR
Si
Title
Acm Transactions on the Web
ISBN
1559-1131
Impact factor JCR
1,061
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2015
Volume
11
10.1145/3019595
Journal number
1
From page
1
To page
25
Month
ABRIL
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Silvia Alba Uribe Mayoral (UPM)
  • Autor: Federico Alvarez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Menendez Garcia (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Aplicación de Telecomunicaciones Visuales (G@TV)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de I+d+i en Procesado de la Información y Telecomunicaciones
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
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