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Interactive faceted search and exploration of open social media data on a touchscreen mobile phone

Interactive faceted search and exploration of open social media data on a touchscreen mobile phone
Interactive faceted search and exploration of open social media data on a touchscreen mobile phone
A central challenge of semantic ambient media applications is designing smart user interfaces that are able to dynamically deal with an a-priori unknown number of data categories and data instances received live from different Linked Open Data sources while at the same time being intuitive and easy to use. In the mobile world, this challenge is even more difficult as the mobile devices have limited interaction possibilities and smaller display size. In this paper, we tackle this challenge and present the user-centered, iterative design of a mobile application for faceted search and exploration of a large, multi-dimensional data set of open social media on a touchscreen mobile phone. The application is called Mobile Facets and provides live retrieval and interactive search and exploration of resources like places, persons, organizations, and events originating from different, integrated social media sources like DBpedia, Eventful, Upcoming, Flickr, and GeoNames. In contrast to existing work, we do not know in advance the number and type of data categories and data instances that will be received as the data is queried live from the sources. While developing Mobile Facets, we have applied a participatory design with a small group of five users. For the final prototype we have conducted a task-based, formative evaluation with 12 additional subjects to investigate the applicability and usability of our Mobile Facets application.
39–60
Kleinen, Alexander
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Scherp, Ansgar
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Staab, Steffen
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Kleinen, Alexander
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Scherp, Ansgar
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Staab, Steffen
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Kleinen, Alexander, Scherp, Ansgar and Staab, Steffen (2014) Interactive faceted search and exploration of open social media data on a touchscreen mobile phone. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 71 (1), 39–60. (doi:10.1007/s11042-013-1366-3).

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Abstract

A central challenge of semantic ambient media applications is designing smart user interfaces that are able to dynamically deal with an a-priori unknown number of data categories and data instances received live from different Linked Open Data sources while at the same time being intuitive and easy to use. In the mobile world, this challenge is even more difficult as the mobile devices have limited interaction possibilities and smaller display size. In this paper, we tackle this challenge and present the user-centered, iterative design of a mobile application for faceted search and exploration of a large, multi-dimensional data set of open social media on a touchscreen mobile phone. The application is called Mobile Facets and provides live retrieval and interactive search and exploration of resources like places, persons, organizations, and events originating from different, integrated social media sources like DBpedia, Eventful, Upcoming, Flickr, and GeoNames. In contrast to existing work, we do not know in advance the number and type of data categories and data instances that will be received as the data is queried live from the sources. While developing Mobile Facets, we have applied a participatory design with a small group of five users. For the final prototype we have conducted a task-based, formative evaluation with 12 additional subjects to investigate the applicability and usability of our Mobile Facets application.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 13 February 2013
Published date: July 2014

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Local EPrints ID: 413614
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/413614
PURE UUID: c0728653-0400-4cd4-9733-4e7eeb96db76
ORCID for Steffen Staab: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0780-4154

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Date deposited: 30 Aug 2017 16:31
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:32

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