Encouraging Serendipity in Interactive Systems [chapter]

Stephann Makri, Elaine G. Toms, Lori McCay-Peet, Ann Blandford
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We regularly make serendipitous discoveries in both online and offline contexts -from stumbling upon a useful website when searching for something completely different to meeting someone with mutual research or business interests in an unlikely place. However, most existing interactive systems do not provide a fertile environment for serendipity to occur. This workshop will identify key requirements and research challenges for designing and evaluating user-centred systems that aim to encourage serendipity.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23768-3_136 fatcat:pcs7a6at25fkblk5zdysst3ytq