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      How Kids See Search: A Visual Analysis of Internet Search Engines



      Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) (HCI)

      digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive

      3 - 6 July 2017

      web search, children, digital information behaviour, internet search engines, information search



            Through previous studies into children’s internet search practice, we have gained insight into the taught strategies, information behaviour, and common errors children experience while searching. This paper analyses the visual structure of commonly-used internet search engines (ISEs) to explore how the interface and interaction design of ISEs may influence the search practices of children. Common features of ISEs are identified and the effects of query construction techniques on the visual presentation of information are reported. We use our observations to provide guidelines for the design and development of ISEs for children.


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            July 2017
            July 2017
            : 1-6
            [0001]Department of Computer Science

            The University of Waikato

            New Zealand
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            Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)
            Sunderland, UK
            3 - 6 July 2017
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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