Search histories for user support in user interfaces

A. Komlódi, Dagobert Soergel, Gary Marchionini

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Abstract

The authors describe user interface tools based on search histories to support legal information seekers. The design of the tools was informed by the results of a user study (Komlodi, 2002a) that examined the use of human memory, external memory aids, and search histories in legal information seeking and derived interface design recommendations for information storage and retrieval systems. The data collected were analyzed to identify potential task areas where search histories can support information seeking and use. The results show that many information-seeking tasks can take advantage of automatically and manually recorded history information. These findings encouraged the design of user interface tools building on search history information: direct search history displays, history-enabled scratchpad facilities, and organized results collection tools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-807
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

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Search histories for user support in user interfaces. / Komlódi, A.; Soergel, Dagobert; Marchionini, Gary.

In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 57, No. 6, 04.2006, p. 803-807.

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