Sii: the lightweight analytical search interface inspector

Wilson, Max L. and schraefel, m.c. (2009) Sii: the lightweight analytical search interface inspector. In, JCDL09 Workshop: Lightweight User-Friendly Evaluation Knowledge for Digital Librarians, Austin, TX, USA, DLib.


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In this paper we report on a recent analytical inspection framework, called Sii, which has been designed to evaluate the ways in which a search interface supports different information seeking behaviours. Using established theories from information seeking research, this inspection method can be used by the designers of search interfaces to quickly assess design ideas. Whether the evaluator is a digital librarian, a usability specialist, or an information retrieval engineer, the method provides early search-focused insights into designs. We present an overview of the framework, some key related research, and some example results. We conclude by discussing our efforts for making sure the method is as lightweight to apply as possible, while still producing insightful results.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
ePrint ID: 267585
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June 2009Published
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009 16:20
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:15
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