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Technology probes: inspiring design for and with families
We describe a new method for use in the process of co-designing technologies with users called technology probes. Technology probes are simple, flexible, adaptable technologies with three…
How children search the internet with keyword interfaces
The research has revealed that although today's children have been exposed to computers for most of their lives, spelling, typing, query formulation, and deciphering results are all still potential barriers to finding the information they need.
Measuring the user experience on a large scale: user-centered metrics for web applications
The HEART framework for user-centered metrics, as well as a process for mapping product goals to metrics, are described, which have generalized to enough of the company's own products that teams in other organizations will be able to reuse or adapt them.
Shared family calendars: Promoting symmetry and accessibility
- C. Plaisant, Aaron Clamage, H. Hutchinson, B. Bederson, A. Druin
- Computer ScienceTCHI
- 1 September 2006
A multi-layered interface approach that offers simple interaction to older users is developed and promotes symmetrical sharing of information among both older and younger family members.
Children's roles using keyword search interfaces at home
Seven search roles children display as information seekers using Internet keyword interfaces are described, based on a home study of 83 children ages 7, 9, and 11, and suggest a need for new interfaces that expand the notion of keywords, scaffold results, and develop a search culture among children.
User Preference and Search Engine Latency
Based on pooling data for 2 s and 3 s, once slow latency exceeds 3 seconds, users are 1.5 times more likely to choose the fast engine.
The evolution of the international children's digital library searching and browsing interface
The design rationale and process for creating the searching and browsing tool for the International Children's Digital Library (ICDL), the results from a user study evaluating it, and the challenges and possibilities it presents for other children's interfaces are presented.
Children's search roles at home: Implications for designers, researchers, educators, and parents
The results of a large-scale, qualitative study conducted in the homes of children aged 7, 9, and 11 investigating internet searching processes on Google are presented to make recommendations to designers, researchers, educators, and parents about the directions to take when considering how to best aid children to become search literate.
How do I find blue books about dogs ? The errors and frustrations of young digital library users
Children are among the fastest growing groups of users of the Internet, so it is important to design searching and browsing interfaces, such as those found in digital libraries, to support them.…
Adolescent search roles
- Elizabeth Foss, A. Druin, Jason C. Yip, W. Ford, E. Golub, H. Hutchinson
- PsychologyJ. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
Recommendations are made to adult stakeholders such as researchers, designers, and information literacy educators about the best ways to design search tools for children and adolescents, as well as how to use the framework of searching roles to find better methods of educating youth searchers.