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"So, Tell Me What Users Want, What They Really, Really Want!" [article]

Ulrik Lyngs, Reuben Binns, Max Van Kleek, Nigel Shadbolt
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Yet, HCI research often glosses over the philosophical and theoretical depth of what it means to infer what users really want.  ...  In this paper, we present an alternative yet very real discussion of this issue, via a fictive dialogue between senior executives in a tech company aimed at helping people live the life they 'really' want  ...  How can we be sure that we are giving users what they really want?  ... 
arXiv:1803.02065v1 fatcat:wxs7l3wrtjaapbwfjsxgqvyypm

Want a coffee?

Wen Li, Carsten Eickhoff, Arjen P. de Vries
2012 Proceedings of the 35th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '12  
This grants an opportunity for better understanding users' physical locations which can be used as context to facilitate other applications, e.g., location contextaware advertisement.  ...  The results from the preliminary experiments show promising performance of a basic Markov Chain-based model.  ...  DATA The data were collected via Twitter's API following a strategy of tracking active users of POI-tagged tweets and the places popular among those users.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2348283.2348524 dblp:conf/sigir/LiEV12 fatcat:wqryqu4lljhczhr6tec72myvha

Can A User Anticipate What Her Followers Want? [article]

Abir De, Adish Singla, Utkarsh Upadhyay, Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez
2019 arXiv   pre-print
However, exploration is not necessary if a user utilizes the feedback her followers provide to other users in addition to the feedback she receives.  ...  Whenever a social media user decides to share a story, she is typically pleased to receive likes, comments, shares, or, more generally, feedback from her followers.  ...  (ii) Can we determine whether a user utilizes the feedback she receives from each of her followers to decide what to post next using observational data?  ... 
arXiv:1909.00440v2 fatcat:lwyf2yuahnaapgesrjrxlmomzu

Who Wants to Join Me?

Yi Liao, Wai Lam, Shoaib Jameel, Steven Schockaert, Xing Xie
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval - ICTIR '16  
We consider the problem of identifying possible companions for a user who is planning to visit a given venue.  ...  To identify these friendship types, we use a latent topic model, which moreover takes into account the geographic proximity of the user to the location of the proposed venue.  ...  than random guessing.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2970398.2970420 dblp:conf/ictir/LiaoLJSX16 fatcat:4njsrtrio5f63hwht63dexgv6q

For want of a bit the user was lost: Cheap user modeling

J. Orwant
1996 IBM Systems Journal  
398 The more a computer knows about a user, the better it can serve that user.  ...  "Cheap" user modeling, the subject of this essay, simply means ascertaining a few bits of information about each user, processing that information quickly, and providing the results to applications, all  ...  , and guess what he or she wants to do next.  ... 
doi:10.1147/sj.353.0398 fatcat:d2dvrjms4zhcxbdn7qcflsf24q

Do you want to take notes?

Debora Donato, Francesco Bonchi, Tom Chi, Yoelle Maarek
2010 Proceedings of the 19th international conference on World wide web - WWW '10  
as to better reflect a certain type of information needs, can be beneficial in a number of other Web search applications.  ...  We demonstrate in this paper that such missions can be automatically identified on-the-fly, as the user interacts with the search engine, through careful runtime analysis of query flows and query sessions  ...  She will then return to her trip planning the next day, searching for a hotel in Barcelona.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1772690.1772724 dblp:conf/www/DonatoBCM10 fatcat:fzmeu46uyvcbfb7ds2scm4sibu

"We want it now and we want it easy": Usability testing of an online health library for healthcare practitioners

Christine J. Neilson, Virginia Wilson
2014 Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association  
Conclusions – Asking front line healthcare providers what they need and want in an online library website should be the first step in creating or redesigning such a site.  ...  Methods: Thirteen volunteers from four locations in the province participated in a usability test that included a portion devoted to the completion of tasks, as well as a series of semi-structured interview  ...  wish to acknowledge John Yobb, the SHIRP Programmer-Analyst, for all his work on creating the new and improved SHIRP website, all our volunteers who gave us their valuable time in order to help make a  ... 
doi:10.5596/c11-024 fatcat:nwzhpjhb4bfkfn7zjvyfsec7oa

'I Just Want It to Be Done, Done, Done!' Food Tracking Apps, Affects, and Agential Capacities

Deborah Lupton
2018 Multimodal Technologies and Interaction  
This analysis, therefore, draws attention to what a body can and cannot do as it comes together with food tracking apps.  ...  They are promoted as helping users monitor and measure their food consumption to improve their health or to lose weight.  ...  I guess it's the ultimate goal when you're sick. It's like you want to get better so it's just like okay, what can I do to get better? Okay, well I can try and monitor my health every day.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mti2020029 fatcat:a2wswm3mivadflmoywhcjgmfmu

Who Wants to Read This?

Amanda Menking, David W. McDonald, Mark Zachry
2017 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing - CSCW '17  
This methods paper details an approach for identifying the representativeness of content in a user generated content (UGC) system while also accounting for endogeneity bias.  ...  We describe our method and heuristics at a level of detail allowing others to follow or modify it to study both content representativeness and content gaps in UGC systems.  ...  Taking that and counting the frequency with which the term "apple" and "recipes" shows up in the UGC is probably not what one wants as a measure of topical density -because one has not measured a topic  ... 
doi:10.1145/2998181.2998254 fatcat:oph7cxnjyne7zb7ovlc7qhaihu

Who wants accurate models? Arguing for a different metrics to take classification models seriously [article]

Federico Cabitza, Andrea Campagner
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Finally, we illustrate an experimentation in two user studies to show the descriptive power of the Ha score and how complementary and differently informative measures can be derived from its formulation  ...  (a Python script to compute Ha is also made available).  ...  Giuseppe Banfi, head of the Scientific Department of the IRCCS Orthopaedic Institute Galeazzi of Milan, for the continuous encouragement and the active promotion of the survey reported in the first user  ... 
arXiv:1910.09246v2 fatcat:oiecdxo5mncknchaflnnz7bk3q

"I Don't Want to be Stereotypical, but…"

Cecilie Waallann Brown
2019 Intercultural Communication Education  
This article reports on a study that investigated Norwegian upper secondary pupils' visual stereotypes, as well as their awareness of and willingness to challenge these stereotypes before and after participating  ...  The pupils also displayed an increased awareness of stereotyping as a process, which led some of the groups to challenge specific stereotypes and one group to challenge the process of stereotyping in general  ...  Inspired by Vasquez, Tate, and Harste (2013) The pupils were asked to guess what a photograph depicting Native Americans might look like and reflected on the source of these assumptions in a class discussion  ... 
doi:10.29140/ice.v2n3.194 fatcat:wku5qop4f5ealgqgf7h5hosc3m

How Do You Want Your Chatbot? An Exploratory Wizard-of-Oz Study with Young, Urban Indians [chapter]

Indrani Medhi Thies, Nandita Menon, Sneha Magapu, Manisha Subramony, Jacki O'Neill
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
If there was a more sophisticated chatbot, what would young, urban Indians want to chat about with her? What chatbot personality would be most compelling?  ...  We followed up with one-on-one interviews with the users discussing their experiences with each of the chatbots, what they liked, and what they did not.  ...  One user said, "I have friends in real life, so for a bot I want value add to my life. What is the value proposition?".  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67744-6_28 fatcat:ijin2uq4m5cehpabpcx4wecun4

Conversational Futures: Emancipating Conversational Interactions for Futures Worth Wanting

Minha Lee, Renee Noortman, Cristina Zaga, Alain Starke, Gijs Huisman, Kristina Andersen
2021 Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  
We present a vision for conversational user interfaces (CUIs) as probes for speculating with, rather than as objects to speculate about.  ...  Our critical design approach envisions alternatives by considering how future voices can reside in CUIs as enabling probes.  ...  To report a problem, you can send feedback, " if a user would call it a "douchebag" [13] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/3411764.3445244 fatcat:z5ixvqocnvekzcxfdttpfzol54

The gendered affordances of Craigslist "new-in-town girls wanted" ads

Becca Schwartz, Gina Neff
2019 New Media & Society  
Findings attest to the affordances online platforms offer by connecting geographically dispersed parties in a low risk, anonymous forum.  ...  : (1) navigating innuendo (mis)interpretation versus preserving arranged ambiguity, (2) the guise of amateurism and romance versus persistent specificity, (3) calculated sacrifice versus narrative of a  ...  The Oxford Internet Institute's Research Facilitator Tim Davies helped us think through the research ethics of a complicated interview project.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1461444819849897 fatcat:563naqezszcofhuhbincxyx42i

What Practitioners (Should) Want and Expect: A Personal Perspective [chapter]

Helen Hasan
2014 Advances in Knowledge Management  
This chapter attempts to speculate on what practitioners expect and want with respect to KM for the future.  ...  This chapter attempts to speculate on what practitioners expect and want with respect to KM for the future.  ...  This research found a general resistance to, and ignorance by, mainstream IT of the whole concept of user-created knowledge repositories from which followed a more democratic view of organisational knowledge  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-09501-1_8 fatcat:2dvvelcu3jgupjaqnhktxdrbdu
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