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Improving Exploratory Search Interfaces: Adding Value or Information Overload?

Improving Exploratory Search Interfaces: Adding Value or Information Overload?
Improving Exploratory Search Interfaces: Adding Value or Information Overload?
One method for supporting more exploratory forms of search has been to include a compound of new interface features, such as facets, previews, collection points, synchronous communication, and note-taking spaces, within a single search interface. One side effect, however, is that some compounds can be confusing, rather than supportive during search. Faceted browsing, for example, conveys domain terminology and supports rich interaction, but can potentially present an abundance of information. In this paper we focus on the faceted example and conclude with our position that Cognitive Load Theory can be used to estimate and thus manage the potential complexities of adding new features to search interfaces.
81-84
Wilson, Max L.
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Wilson, Max L.
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Wilson, Max L. and schraefel, m.c. (2008) Improving Exploratory Search Interfaces: Adding Value or Information Overload? At Second Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval, United States. , pp. 81-84.

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Abstract

One method for supporting more exploratory forms of search has been to include a compound of new interface features, such as facets, previews, collection points, synchronous communication, and note-taking spaces, within a single search interface. One side effect, however, is that some compounds can be confusing, rather than supportive during search. Faceted browsing, for example, conveys domain terminology and supports rich interaction, but can potentially present an abundance of information. In this paper we focus on the faceted example and conclude with our position that Cognitive Load Theory can be used to estimate and thus manage the potential complexities of adding new features to search interfaces.

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Published date: 26 August 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: 23rd October 2008
Venue - Dates: Second Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval, United States, 2008-10-23
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 266604
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/266604
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Date deposited: 26 Aug 2008 22:54
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:14

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Author: Max L. Wilson
Author: m.c. schraefel

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