A study on academic search engines: comparison between dynamic queries and regular faceted search

dc.contributor.advisor Sunghyun R. Kang
dc.contributor.author Ganchev, Stefan
dc.contributor.department Art and Design
dc.date 2018-08-11T17:44:09.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:48:40Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:48:40Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2013
dc.date.embargo 2015-07-30
dc.date.issued 2013-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Dynamic queries interfaces provide a powerful and fun way to search information. Using this technique with a faceted navigation can be very effective for academic researchers who are often engaged in exploratory searches. Facets can play an important role in helping the user understand an information space better. Dynamic queries techniques make the search results immediate and the interaction uninterrupted and focused. They can contribute to the user's understanding of the researched topic(s). Furthermore, they are more playful because users directly manipulate controls and the results are displayed through transition animations, which bring the process closer to a game experience (e.g., moving a slider that rearranges the available products).</p> <p>The study compares for the first time (to the researcher's knowledge) regular faceted search to dynamic queries specifically for academic content. Two academic search engines were developed and compared: a regular faceted interface and a dynamic queries interface. Several strengths and weaknesses were identified in both systems. The dynamic queries prototype has the potential to deliver a greater experience with the appropriate back-end technology and design considerations discussed in this thesis.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/13288/
dc.identifier.articleid 4295
dc.identifier.contextkey 4615783
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3222
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/13288
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/27477
dc.language.iso en
dc.source.bitstream archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/13288/Ganchev_iastate_0097M_13629.pdf|||Fri Jan 14 19:48:48 UTC 2022
dc.subject.disciplines Art and Design
dc.subject.disciplines Communication Technology and New Media
dc.subject.disciplines Graphic Design
dc.subject.keywords Dynamic
dc.subject.keywords Facets
dc.subject.keywords Interface
dc.subject.keywords Libraries
dc.subject.keywords Queries
dc.subject.keywords Search
dc.title A study on academic search engines: comparison between dynamic queries and regular faceted search
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts
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