Speaker: Dr Andy Macfarlane, Reader in the Department of Computer Science at City, University of London
Research Centre: Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design
Title: Designing and Evaluating an Image Search Retrieval Interface for Creative Professionals: Two Studies
The amount of images available online has increased significantly but the choices offered by image retrieval systems have not kept pace, especially those targeted at creative professionals who need to search for images as part of their work task. We describe the design of a ‘high density’ image search interface and two studies that were undertaken to evaluate the design. The first study followed an experimental set-up and quantitatively compared the use by non-experts of a high density interface with a traditional image search interface; the second study involved a qualitative approach with creative professionals who gave feedback on the high density interface design. Our results show that creative professional viewed the interface favourably precisely because they were able to get a quick overview. Our work holds important lessons for the design of image search interfaces and how to evaluate them.
Andy is a Reader in the Department of Computer Science at City University, and is a member of the Centre for HCI Design. He got his PhD in Information Science from the same University under the supervision of Prof Robertson and Dr J.A. McCann (now at Imperial College London). His research interests currently focus on a number of areas including disabilities and Information Retrieval (dyslexia in particular), Image Retrieval, AI techniques for Information Retrieval and Filtering, and Open Source Software Development.
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1.00pmFriday 2nd December 2016