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Presenting Search Results: Design, Visualization, and Evaluation

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Author(s)

John V. Cugini

Abstract

A number of projects within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have addressed the visual presentation and evaluation of search results. Within the design space for this problem, we distinguish between the logical structure imposed on the result set and the interface by which the structured results are presented to the user. This interface comprises the operations provided for the manipulation of the set as well as its visual presentation. Any design, no matter how intuitively appealing, should be evaluated and the full array of issues for HCI testing come into play. In particular, researchers must decide on a base case against which to measure, whether to use high-level and/or low-level metrics and which tasks are appropriate for the evaluation.
Citation
Information Doors -- Where Information Search and Hypertext Link workshop

Keywords

information retrieval, search engine, search results, usability evaluation, user interface, visualization

Citation

Cugini, J. (2000), Presenting Search Results: Design, Visualization, and Evaluation, Information Doors -- Where Information Search and Hypertext Link workshop (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created May 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017