Title: Towards implementing context-aware dynamic text field for web-based data collection

Authors: Sisay Adugna Chala; Fazel Ansari; Madjid Fathi

Addresses: Institute of Knowledge Based Systems and Knowledge Management, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Siegen, Hölderlin str. 3, Siegen 57076, Germany ' Institute of Knowledge Based Systems and Knowledge Management, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Siegen, Hölderlin str. 3, Siegen 57076, Germany ' Institute of Knowledge Based Systems and Knowledge Management, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Siegen, Hölderlin str. 3, Siegen 57076, Germany

Abstract: Capturing data in web-based system can be done using open-ended and/or close-ended user interface elements. In open-ended format, users can enter anything, whereas in close-ended formats users can choose from predefined options to enter data. While allowing users to freely give response without limiting options, open-ended user interface components pose high pressure on the respondent-side and have higher processing costs. On the other hand, close-ended data capturing components pose pressure on the part of designers of user interfaces to predict the respondents' choices and still limit the options on the user side while they store data that are less challenging to process. This study sets out to contribute to the current research by designing and implementing a context-aware dynamic text field for data collection in web-based occupational information systems.

Keywords: web-based data collection; dynamic text fields; HCI; human-computer interaction; occupational information systems; user interface; context awareness; internet; occupations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHFE.2016.082236

International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2016 Vol.4 No.2, pp.93 - 111

Available online: 13 Feb 2017 *

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