Differences in the Use of Search Assistance for Tasks of Varying Complexity

@inproceedings{Capra2015DifferencesIT,
  title={Differences in the Use of Search Assistance for Tasks of Varying Complexity},
  author={Robert G. Capra and Jaime Arguello and Anita Crescenzi and Emily Vardell},
  booktitle={SIGIR},
  year={2015}
}
In this paper, we study how users interact with a search assistance tool while completing tasks of varying complexity. We designed a novel tool referred to as the search guide (SG) that displays the search trails (queries issued, results clicked, pages bookmarked) from three previous users who completed the task. We report on a laboratory study with 48 participants that investigates different factors that may influence user interaction with the SG and the effects of the SG on different outcome… CONTINUE READING