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This project led by Natasa Milic-Frayling at Microsoft Research Cambridge explored the mental models that people have of the "back" button on their web browser. A range of alternative visualisations were created and evaluated, leading to a proposal for an smart version of the back button that is dynamically informed by people's browsing behaviour.

Publication: Milic-Frayling, N., Jones, R., Rodden, K., Smyth, G. Blackwell, A.F. and Sommerer, R. (2004). SmartBack: Supporting users in back navigation. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2004), pp. 63-71.

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