TwisterSearch : a distributed user interface for collaborative web search
2013, Rädle, Roman, Jetter, Hans-Christian, Reiterer, Harald
Although a Web search is typically regarded as a solitary activity, collaborative search approaches are becoming an increasingly relevant topic for HCI and distributed user interfaces (DUIs). Today’s collaborative search systems lack comprehensive search support that also involves pre- or post-search activities such as preparing for a search or making sense of search results. We believe that post-WIMP DUIs can help to better support social searches and have identified four design goals that are critical for their successful design. In consequence, we pre-sent TwisterSearch, an interactive DUI prototype that meets our four design goals. A formative study conducted with students at a high school shows its general ap-plicability for educational purposes.