QueryCrumbs: A compact visualization for navigating the search query history

Christin Seifert, Jörg Schlötterer, Michael Granitzer

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    Abstract

    Models of human information seeking reveal that search, in particular ad-hoc retrieval, is non-linear and iterative. Despite these findings, todays search user interfaces do not support non-linear navigation, like for example backtracking in time. In this work, we propose QueryCrumbs, a compact and easy-to-understand visualization for navigating the search query history supporting iterative query refinement. We apply a multi-layered interface design to support novices and firsttime users as well as intermediate users. The formative evaluation with first-time and intermediate users showed that the interactions can be easily performed, and the visual encodings were well understood without instructions. Results indicate that QueryCrumbs can support users when searching for information in an iterative manner.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 21st International Conference Information Visualisation (IV)
    Subtitle of host publicationLondon, UK, 11-14 July 2017
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages35-44
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-0831-9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-0832-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2017
    Event21st International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2017 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 11 Jun 201714 Jun 2017
    Conference number: 21
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    Publication series

    NameInternational Conference Information Visualisation (IV)
    PublisherIEEE
    Volume2017
    ISSN (Print)2375-0138

    Conference

    Conference21st International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2017
    Abbreviated titleIV 2017
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period11/06/1714/06/17
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    Keywords

    • Information re-finding
    • Information retrieval
    • Query history visualization
    • Search history

    Cite this

    Seifert, C., Schlötterer, J., & Granitzer, M. (2017). QueryCrumbs: A compact visualization for navigating the search query history. In 2017 21st International Conference Information Visualisation (IV): London, UK, 11-14 July 2017 (pp. 35-44). (International Conference Information Visualisation (IV); Vol. 2017). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/iV.2017.23