Search Engines for Children

Search User Interfaces and Information-Seeking Behaviour

  • Tatiana Gossen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Tatiana Gossen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Tatiana Gossen
      Pages 9-37
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      Pages 39-62
  4. Studying Open Issues

  5. Tackling the Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Tatiana Gossen
      Pages 115-139
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      Pages 141-174
  6. Conclusion and Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
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      Pages 203-209
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      Pages 211-215
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-283

About this book


The doctoral thesis of Tatiana Gossen formulates criteria and guidelines on how to design the user interfaces of search engines for children. In her work, the author identifies the conceptual challenges based on own and previous user studies and addresses the changing characteristics of the users by providing a means of adaptation. Additionally, a novel type of search result visualisation for children with cartoon style characters is developed taking children’s preference for visual information into account.

 Information Retrieval for Young Users
 Usability of Existing Search Engines for Young Users
 Large-Scale Analysis of Children’s Queries and Search Interactions
 Differences in Usability and Perception of Targeted Web Search Engines between Children and Adults
 Search User Interface Design for Children
 Supporting Visual Searchers in Processing Search Results Target Groups<
Target Groups
 Lecturers and Students of Computer Science and Media Design, especially in the Field of Information Retrieval and Human–Computer Interaction
 UI/UX Designer, Web Designer

The Author
Tatiana Gossen is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Tatiana Gossen
    • 1
  1. 1.MagdeburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-12068-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-12069-6
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