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Patterns of interactions: user behaviour in response to search results

Stelmaszewska, H; Blandford, A; (2002) Patterns of interactions: user behaviour in response to search results. In: Blandford, A and Buchanan, G, (eds.) Proceedings of the JCDL Workshop on Usability of Digital Libraries Usability of Digital Libraries 2002. (pp. 29 - 32). UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC): London, UK. Green open access

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This paper presents patterns of users’ interaction when working with digital libraries. It focuses on strategies developed and applied by users over time to achieve their goals. Results show that users choose different patterns of interaction depending on their evaluation of results, particularly in terms of the number of results returned from a search. This study gives indications about how the user interface could better support users in developing different search strategies.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Patterns of interactions: user behaviour in response to search results
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://www.uclic.ucl.ac.uk/annb/DLUsability/JCDL02.html
Additional information:This paper is from Workshop 2: Usability for Digital Libraries, at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2002, held between 14 - 18 July, 2002 at Portland, Oregon, US. Details of these workshops can be found at http://www.jcdl.org/archived-conf-sites/jcdl2002/main.cgi?opt=sked-ws. Please see record http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/16830/ for another paper from these proceedings and record http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/16833/ for a report on the workshop.
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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