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Encouraging Serendipity in Interactive Systems

  • Stephann Makri
  • Elaine G. Toms
  • Lori McCay-Peet
  • Ann Blandford
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6949)

Abstract

We regularly make serendipitous discoveries in both online and offline contexts – from stumbling upon a useful website when searching for something completely different to meeting someone with mutual research or business interests in an unlikely place. However, most existing interactive systems do not provide a fertile environment for serendipity to occur. This workshop will identify key requirements and research challenges for designing and evaluating user-centred systems that aim to encourage serendipity.

Keywords

Interactive System Research Challenge Business Interest Mutual Research Serendipitous Discovery 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephann Makri
    • 1
  • Elaine G. Toms
    • 2
  • Lori McCay-Peet
    • 2
  • Ann Blandford
    • 1
  1. 1.UCL Interaction Centre8th Floor, MPEB, University College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.iLabDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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