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Title: Exploring cognitive issues in visual information retrieval
Authors: Cribbin, T
Chen, C
Keywords: information visualisation; information retrieval; cognitive ability
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: IOS Press
Citation: Proceedings of Eighth IFIP TC 13 Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Tokyo: Japan, July 2001. pp. 9-13
Abstract: A study was conducted that compared user performance across a range of search tasks supported by both a textual and a visual information retrieval interface (VIRI). Test scores representing seven distinct cognitive abilities were examined in relation to user performance. Results indicate that, when using VIRIs, visual-perceptual abilities account for significant amounts of within-subjects variance, particularly when the relevance criteria were highly specific. Visualisation ability also seemed to be a critical factor when users were required to change topical perspective within the visualisation. Suggestions are made for navigational cues that may help to reduce the effects of these individual differences.
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Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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