10/11 Year olds

Report
Children’s Adaptable Internet Searching
in a Changing Search Landscape
Beth Foss
HCIL Symposium, 2014
Interfaces in Flux
Social Influence
Mobile Devices
The Changing Search Landscape
Children’s Internet Searching Studies
2008
Time
2013
Age
Ages 7, 9, 11
Ages 10-15
10/11 Year olds
Children’s Current Search Experience
1
Spelling
crint vis prasadent = current vice president
scedwal = schedule
Unfamiliar Vocabulary
2
“coin-ee-fer” = conifer
“cash-ay” = cache
Difficulty Formulating Queries
3
“I don’t know what to type.”
1. (e.g. Gossen et al., 2011)
2. (Kafai & Bates, 1997; van der Sluis & van Dijk, 2010)
3. (Duarte Torres, Hiemstra, & Serduykov, 2010)
Expandable
Grid
This Changes
Text Box
Search Button
Things
Filters
Query Completion
]Result
]
URL
Page Title
[
]Snippet
Does this:
Look more like this…
Or this?
Don’t Use Wikipedia!!!
“Something to the
right.”
Not Useful for Homework
Good Stuff Starts!
Wait, Huh?
“Here, but I’ve
never seen this
thing before.”
Interfaces in Flux
2014
2013
2008
Children are aware of very few features of the
search interface
What three features are most important for them
to know?
(26%)
(20%)
(18%)
(34%)
(28%)
(24%)
45%
14%
2008
2013
Striking visual contrast, interactive graphics, and
quickly accessible tools attract children’s attention
Guide children towards using helpful interface
features using visual cues
http://www.marketingtypeguys.com/social-media-marketing/
Social Influence
11 YEAR OLDS DISCUSSING
SOCIAL COMPUTER USE
73%
43%
2008
2013
Device Co-Use
Co-Located
Social Media
Email
Asynchronous
Text, Voice, & Video Chat
Online Gaming
Synchronous
Remote
Children are more technologically social now than in
the past, and socially engage in a variety of ways
64%
7%
2008
2013
Friends are more accessible via technology, and
have become a major source of search knowledge
http://www.tenable.com/nessus-15/img/mobile-devices.png
Mobile Devices
36%
14%
2008
2013
Very social users
Lower skill level
Future research into whether devices limit search
skill development and encourage social use
Children are responsive to the changing
search landscape
Social computer
Friends provide
Visual interface design
use
engages
search
Area
of future research
impacts young searchers
children
knowledge
Thank You!
*Research funded by Google Faculty Research Awards
[email protected]
www.elizabethfoss.info

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