We have just had a CHI WIP accepted for presented in Seoul, Korea in April 2015! WooHoo This work-in-progress paper was conducted with Henriette Cramer in which we conducted a large-scale survey via Mechanical Turk to shed light on what factors of location are important when choosing a target place of interest in a local search scenario, namely restaurant search.
The survey was deployed in December 2013 and collected a range of demographic information as well as details regarding participants’ current and most recent locations. The core of the survey was a local restaurant search scenario in which participants were asked to provide freeform textual responses to the following question: Read More
We recently discovered that all our hard word has paid off! This past summer, JP Carrascal (a PhD candidate from UPF, Barcelona) and I worked together on a study to understand more about if and how mobile search and mobile app usage interacts. And a full CHI paper reporting our findings has been accepted for publication at CHI 2015 in Korea!
The motivation behind this work is that smartphone users spend much of their time transitioning between mobile search engines and mobile apps (and vice versa) when trying to find information. The figure below helps highlight this fact. The figure shows the timeline of mobile device interactions for a 1 hour period of a single day for an actual participant in our study, showing sequences of mobile device interactions in the form of mobile app launches, home screen interactions and mobile searches. Read More
Our TOCHI paper, A Large Scale Study of Daily Information Needs Captured In-Situ is now published and available. Anyone interested in reading our paper can access it here. And to give everyone a sense of what the paper and the study is about, here’s the preview/sneak-peak video that we prepared for CHI 2014.
After 2 years of work and many revisions, our paper describing a large-scale study of daily information needs has been accepted to ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI). And what’s even more exciting is that we will be presenting the work at CHI 2014 What… Read more
Today we heard great news! Two accepted work-in-progress papers at CHI 2013 which is going to take place in beautiful Paris, France in May. The first paper entitled, “Insights into Co-located Shared Mobile Search” is work exploring the design and evaluation of a social mobile… Read more
Overall a great conference but I have to admit frustration at times. Given the huge number of multiple tracks there were lots of occasions where I wanted to be in 3 or 4 places at once! Alas this means I missed out on lots of… Read more