Diane Kelly

Foundations of User-Oriented Information Retrieval: User Interfaces and User-Centered Evaluation

Abstract: This lecture continues the earlier lecture on user-oriented information retrieval by examining the history and evolution of user interfaces that support people’s access to, and interactions with, information. Special care will be taken to connect the design of some of these interfaces to the models and theories presented in the previous lecture.  This lecture also reviews some of the more common user-centered methods and measures researchers use to evaluate and study interfaces and information interactions, and highlights some of the challenges of conducting user-centered studies.

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Short Bio: Diane Kelly is Professor and Director of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee.  Prior to this, she was a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research and teaching interests are in interactive information search and retrieval, information search behavior, and research methods. She has received several awards for both her research and teaching, including the ASIST Research Award, British Computer Society’s IRSG Karen Spärck Jones Award, and the ASIST/Thomson Reuters Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award.  Kelly is the current chair of ACM SIGIR, associate editor of ACM Transactions on Information Systems and serves on the editorial boards of several journals including, Information Processing & Management, and Information Retrieval Journal.