Improving Search Experience on Distributed Leisure Events

Schaller, Richard, Harvey, Morgan and Elsweiler, David (2012) Improving Search Experience on Distributed Leisure Events. In: EuroHCIR 2012 - 2nd European Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval, August 25th, 2012, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

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This paper examines how simple changes to a search system can influence the user's experience when using the system. In previous work, we evaluated user behaviour with a search tool designed to help people discover events distributed over a city of interest to them personally. We established, contrary to our expectations, that users mostly searched for events they already knew about, made several spelling errors and often achieved poor search performance. Taking these findings as inspiration, we made changes to how the system works. In this paper, we describe and motivate the changes and present a naturalistic log-based study (n=860) to examine the effect on user search behaviour.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G500 Information Systems
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing User: Morgan Harvey
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 14:54
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:31

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