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A Modular Approach to Promote Creativity and Inspiration in Search

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A Modular Approach to Promote Creativity and Inspiration in Search
When searching through collections of books or written texts, the efficient yet limiting query paradigm is still the most dominant entry point. Previous work characterizes search processes in various contexts and describes them as integral and closely related to creative endeavours. We revisit this work from a design perspective, proposing guidelines for versatile search interfaces that are based on a modular approach to search. Inspired by aspects of search in physical environments, our recommendations address learning, creativity, inspiration, and pleasure as positive aspects of (book) search. Based on in-depth interviews with library patrons about search practises in physical and digital environments and drawing from previous work on search behaviour, we discuss search patterns as modular constructs consisting of micro-strategies. We illustrate how the structure of these patterns is highly flexible. Much like creative processes, they fluidly evolve based on learning and ideation...
Alice Thudt, Uta Hinrichs, Sheelagh Carpendale
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Updated 17 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Where CANDC
Authors Alice Thudt, Uta Hinrichs, Sheelagh Carpendale
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