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My First Search User Interface

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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

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Gossen, T., Nitsche, M., Nürnberger, A. (2014). My First Search User Interface. In: de Rijke, M., et al. Advances in Information Retrieval. ECIR 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8416. Springer, Cham.

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