Exploratory search and HCI

Ryen W. White, Steven M. Drucker, Gary Marchionini, Marti Hearst, m. c. schraefel
2007 CHI '07 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '07  
The model of search as a turn-taking dialogue between the user and an intermediary has remained unchanged for decades. However, there is growing interest within the search community in evolving this model to support search-driven information exploration activities. So-called " exploratory search" describes a class of search activities that move beyond fact retrieval toward fostering learning, investigation, and information use. Exploratory search interaction focuses on the user-system
more » ... ion essential during exploratory search processes. Given this user-centered focus, the CHI conference is an ideal venue to discuss mechanisms to support exploratory search behaviors. Specifically, this workshop aims to gather researchers, academics, and practitioners working in human-computer interaction, information retrieval, and other related disciplines, for a discussion of the issues relating to the design and evaluation of interfaces to help users explore, learn, and use information. These are important issues with far-reaching implications for how many computer users accomplish their tasks.
doi:10.1145/1240866.1241100 dblp:conf/chi/WhiteDMHs07 fatcat:2ceqru36hrgp3mrvfdd2wer4xq