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Workshop on web information seeking and interaction

Rodden, K. and Ruthven, I. and White, R. W. (2007) Workshop on web information seeking and interaction. ACM SIGIR Forum, 41 (2). pp. 63-67.

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Abstract

The World Wide Web has provided access to a diverse range of information sources and systems. People engaging with this rich network of information may need to interact with different technologies, interfaces, and information providers in the course of a single search task. These systems may offer different interaction affordances and require users to adapt their informationseeking strategies. Not only is this challenging for users, but it also presents challenges for the designers of interactive systems, who need to make their own system useful and usable to broad user groups. The popularity of Web browsing and Web search engines has given rise to distinct forms of information-seeking behaviour, and new interaction styles, but we do not yet fully understand these or their implications for the development of new systems.