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Do internet search engines support children's search query construction: a visual analysis

Abstract
From previous studies into children's internet search practice, we gained insight into the taught strategies, children's behaviour and common errors while searching. This paper analyses the visual structure of commonly-used internet search engines (ISE) to explore how their interface and interaction design may influence the search practices of children. Common features of ISEs are identified and the effects of typical children's query construction on the visual presentation of information are reported. We use our observations to provide guidelines for the design and development of ISEs for children.
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Working Paper
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Series
Computer Science Working Papers
Citation
Vanderschantz, N. R., & Hinze, A. (2017). Do internet search engines support children’s search query construction: a visual analysis (Working Paper Series 02/2017). Department of Computer Science, The University of Waikato.
Date
2017
Publisher
Department of Computer Science, The University of Waikato
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© 2016 Annika Hinze and Nicholas Vanderschantz