The HCI Browser
(updated 13-Jul-2011 for Firefox 5.0!)
is a tool to help Human Computer Interaction
and Information Science
researchers conduct experiments that involve presenting web
browsing tasks to users.
It is implemented as an extension for Mozilla Firefox 3
and can be easily installed as a Firefox add-on.
Read more on this website, or download our
The HCI Browser can present tasks to users,
administer pre- and post-task questionnaires
using a variety of question types, and collect
event data while the user searches and browses
The HCI Browser (HCIB) is being developed by
Interaction Design Lab
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For information and downloads, visit:
Updated on 13-Jul-2011 for Firefox 5.0!
- Administers configurable pre- and post-task questionnaires.
- Presents tasks to participants in the toolbar area of the
- Records browser events:
- Pages loaded
- Links clicked
- Window and tab focus changes
- Open/close windows and tabs
- Back/forward button clicks
- Typed URLs
- History/bookmarks menu
- Automatically closes windows at the end of each task.
- Creates a new log file for each task
- Log entries include a timestamp, session number,
participant id, and task number