Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online.
Sasha Vtyurina, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
Voice-based assistants have become a popular tool for conducting web search, particularly for factoid question answering. However, for more complex web searches their functionality remains limited, as does our understanding of the ways in which searchers can best interact with audio-based search results.
In this talk, we will compare and contrast the representation of search results over two mediums: text and audio. We will discuss the results of a crowdsourced study exposing the differences between searcher’s perceptions and understanding of text and audio search results. We will further examine the reasons behind these differences by exploring the data collected in a mixed-methods laboratory study. We reflect on how a search system’s awareness of the content of the search results can facilitate an extended user interaction and propose a set of guidelines for the design of audio search results.
To join this PhD seminar on Zoom, please go to https://zoom.us/j/256966782?pwd=SVRPOTRLQzNQZjkvTTdOdE1FcDlDQT09.
Meeting ID: 256 966 782
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1