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Reading between the lines: identifying user behaviour between logged interactions

Reading between the lines: identifying user behaviour between logged interactions
Reading between the lines: identifying user behaviour between logged interactions
Log analyses are often used simply to quantify interactions with different aspects of a user interface. The position held here is that much of a user’s search experience does not involve direct interaction with the interface, and may not be logged at all. Many models highlight the cognitive aspects of searching behaviour, and many consider that if a user does not like a user interface, then they do not interact with it very much. Consequently, we suggest that a grand challenge for logging searcher experiences should be to study the gaps in usage logs rather than the entries alone.
Wilson, Max L.
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Wilson, Max L.
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Wilson, Max L. and schraefel, m.c. (2009) Reading between the lines: identifying user behaviour between logged interactions At SIGIR09 Workshop: Understanding the User - Logging and interpreting user interactions in information search and retrieval, United States.

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Abstract

Log analyses are often used simply to quantify interactions with different aspects of a user interface. The position held here is that much of a user’s search experience does not involve direct interaction with the interface, and may not be logged at all. Many models highlight the cognitive aspects of searching behaviour, and many consider that if a user does not like a user interface, then they do not interact with it very much. Consequently, we suggest that a grand challenge for logging searcher experiences should be to study the gaps in usage logs rather than the entries alone.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2009
Additional Information: Position Paper Event Dates: 23rd July 2009
Venue - Dates: SIGIR09 Workshop: Understanding the User - Logging and interpreting user interactions in information search and retrieval, United States, 2009-07-23
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 267586
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267586
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Date deposited: 17 Jun 2009 16:30
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:02

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

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