My First Search User Interface

  • Tatiana Gossen
  • Marcus Nitsche
  • Andreas Nürnberger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8416)


This paper describes an adaptable search user interface whose main focus group are young users. In order to address continuous and – compared to middle-age users – relatively fast changes in cognitive, fine motor skills and other abilities of young users, we developed a first prototype of an evolving search user interface (ESUI). This ESUI is able to handle changes in design requirements. It is adaptable towards individual user characteristics allowing a flexible modification of the SUI in terms of UI element properties like font size, but also UI element types and their properties. In this work, the goal of SUI adaptation is emotional support for children because positive attitudes towards the system keep them motivated.


search user interface adaptation context support human-computer interaction information retrieval 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Azzopardi, L., Dowie, D., Marshall, K.A., Glassey, R.: Mase: create your own mash-up search interface. In: Proc. of SIGIR Conf., pp. 1008–1008. ACM (2012)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Eickhoff, C., Azzopardi, L., Hiemstra, D., de Jong, F., de Vries, A., Dowie, D., Duarte, S., Glassey, R., Gyllstrom, K., Kruisinga, F., et al.: Emse: Initial evaluation of a child-friendly medical search system. In: IIiX Symposium (2012)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Gossen, T., Nitsche, M., Nürnberger, A.: Knowledge journey: A web search interface for young users. In: Proc. of the Sixth Symposium on HCIR. ACM (2012)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Gossen, T., Nitsche, M., Nürnberger, A.: Evolving search user interfaces. In: Proc. of the Workshop on euroHCIR at SIGIR Conf., pp. 31–34 (2013)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Gossen, T., Nitsche, M., Vos, J., Nürnberger, A.: Adaptation of a search user interface towards user needs - a prototype study with children & adults. In: Proc. of the 7th Annual Symposium on HCIR. ACM (2013)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Kail, R.: Children and their development. Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ (2001)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Vos, J.: Anpassung der Nutzungsschnittstelle einer Suchmaschine an die Wünsche des Nutzers - Eine prototypische Studie. Master’s thesis, Otto von Guericke University (2013)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatiana Gossen
    • 1
  • Marcus Nitsche
    • 1
  • Andreas Nürnberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Data and Knowledge Engineering Group, Faculty of Computer ScienceOtto von Guericke University MagdeburgGermany

Personalised recommendations