Math Web Search Interfaces and the Generation Gap of Mathematicians

  • Andrea Kohlhase
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8592)


New technologies and interfaces are changing the way users engage with technology, mathematicians are no exception. In a previous study we found some interesting attitudes/practices of professional mathematicians with respect to search interfaces, that sets them apart from other web searchers. In a nutshell, this study explores whether and if so, how math search interfaces are distinctly perceived by younger and older mathematicians and we offer first design implications.


math search interfaces repertory grid analysis generation gap 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Kohlhase
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  1. 1.Jacobs UniversityGermany
  2. 2.Forschungsinformationszentrum KarlsruheGermany

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