Digging for Gold: Motivating Users to Explore Alternative Search Interfaces

  • Angela FesslEmail author
  • Alfred Wertner
  • Viktoria Pammer-Schindler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11082)


In this demonstration paper, we describe a prototype that visualizes usage of different search interfaces on a single search platform with the goal to motivate users to explore alternative search interfaces. The underlying rationale is, that by now the one-line-input to search engines is so standard, that we can assume users’ search behavior to be operationalized. This means, that users may be reluctant to explore alternatives even though these may be suited better to their context of use/search task.


Search user interface Search behavior Reflective learning Reflection guidance 



The project “MOVING - TraininG towards a society of data-saVvy inforMation prOfessionals to enable open leadership iNnovation” is funded under the Horizon 2020 of the European Commission (project number 693092). The Know-Center is funded within the Austrian COMET Program - Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies - under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth and by the State of Styria. COMET is managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Fessl
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alfred Wertner
    • 1
  • Viktoria Pammer-Schindler
    • 2
  1. 1.Know-Center GmbHGrazAustria
  2. 2.Institute for Interactive Systems and Data ScienceGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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