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Search Interaction Optimization

A Human-Centered Design Approach

Search engine results pages—although being among the most important types of pages on the web—are often not optimal to interact with from the user's perspective. Therefore, in the course of my Ph.D. thesis, I have developed automatic methods for analyzing and optimizing search engine results pages based on user interactions. These methods are part of a new Search Interaction Optimization toolkit, whose components you can explore below. To develop these tools, I have engaged a Human-Centered Design methodology. My Ph.D. thesis has been advised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Gaedke at Chemnitz University of Technology in cooperation with Unister GmbH (Leipzig) and has been funded by the ESF and the Free State of Saxony.

The Toolkit

What do you want to do?

Evaluate a search engine results page
Optimize a search engine results page
Design a search engine results page


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