Papers

Title: Interface Application Comprehensive Analysis of Ghostery
Year of Publication: 2018
Publisher: International Journal of Computer Systems (IJCS)
ISSN: 2394-1065
Series: Volume 05, Number 3, March 2018
Authors: Dan Bouhnik, Golan Carmi

Citation:

Dan Bouhnik, Golan Carmi, "Interface Application Comprehensive Analysis of Ghostery", In International Journal of Computer Systems (IJCS), pp: 4-10, Volume 5, Issue 3, March 2018. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Dan Bouhnik, Golan Carmi},
	title = {Interface Application Comprehensive Analysis of Ghostery},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Systems (IJCS)},
	year = {2018},
	volume = {5},
	number = {3},
	pages = {4-10},
	month = {March}
	}


Abstract

The object of this study is to analyze the Ghostery extension's interface. This app is a browser extension, which allows users to block tracking mechanisms found on web pages. The interface analysis will be performed in two parts:At first, a general overview of the extension’s implementation and usage. The second level will be a heuristic analysis according to Shneiderman’s 'Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design'. The overall analysis will show that despite having a high level of aesthetics and minimalism, the app is not accessible to the end user and contains too many options to choose from. Moreover, the analysis shows that without prior knowledge or an ardent desire to learn using the app may cause frustration for the end user and possibly lead to errors.

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Keywords

Ghostery, Interface Application.