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Article: Evaluation of user interface designs for information retrieval systems: A computer-based experiment

TitleEvaluation of user interface designs for information retrieval systems: A computer-based experiment
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Issue Date1999
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/dss
Citation
Decision Support Systems, 1999, v. 27 n. 1, p. 125-143 How to Cite?
AbstractIn this study, we conducted a computer-based experiment to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of six different interface designs, graphical or list-based, in supporting communication of an object's `relevance' from an information retrieval (IR) system to its users. We adopted the Model Human Processor to provide a necessary framework to incorporate relevant cognitive psychology theories and user-centered design principles in the development of different interfaces. The study had a well-researched theoretical foundation, complied with relevant design principles, and included a large-scale empirical evaluation. Our results suggest that interface design may have a significant effect on system-user concept communication, regardless of users' familiarity with the search task, and that a graphical user interface may be more effective in supporting such communication than a list-based design. Furthermore, we also examined the cognitive load and user satisfaction resulting from each investigated interface design. Findings of the study have important implications for the design of IR systems (including online library systems and Internet-based search systems) as well as for the information representation and visualization of knowledge management systems, which ordinarily depend on text-based display methods to support system-user concept communication.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85820
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.604
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.262
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dc.description.abstractIn this study, we conducted a computer-based experiment to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of six different interface designs, graphical or list-based, in supporting communication of an object's `relevance' from an information retrieval (IR) system to its users. We adopted the Model Human Processor to provide a necessary framework to incorporate relevant cognitive psychology theories and user-centered design principles in the development of different interfaces. The study had a well-researched theoretical foundation, complied with relevant design principles, and included a large-scale empirical evaluation. Our results suggest that interface design may have a significant effect on system-user concept communication, regardless of users' familiarity with the search task, and that a graphical user interface may be more effective in supporting such communication than a list-based design. Furthermore, we also examined the cognitive load and user satisfaction resulting from each investigated interface design. Findings of the study have important implications for the design of IR systems (including online library systems and Internet-based search systems) as well as for the information representation and visualization of knowledge management systems, which ordinarily depend on text-based display methods to support system-user concept communication.en_HK
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dc.rightsDecision Support Systems. Copyright © Elsevier BV.en_HK
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