Title: Mobile search assistance from HCI aspect

Authors: Yuki Arase, Takahiro Hara, Daijiro Komaki, Shojiro Nishio

Addresses: Microsoft Research Asia, 5F, Beijing Sigma Center, No.49, Zhichun Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100190, China. ' Graduate School of Information Science, Osaka University, 1-5 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan. ' Graduate School of Information Science, Osaka University, 1-5 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan. ' Graduate School of Information Science, Osaka University, 1-5 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

Abstract: Mobile internet access has become an important technology to our life. According to this trend, search engines have been providing search services for mobile phones. Since a mobile phone has a limited interface, such as a small screen and keypad, even simple interactions are burdensome for users. Therefore, to provide comfortable web browsing experience, efforts on HCI aspect are also essential. In this paper, we describe our studies that tackle this problem by HCI-based approach. We propose systems that reduce the number of operations on inputting a query to a search engine, enable clipping and saving a web content, and assist cooperative web search conducted by multiple mobile users.

Keywords: mobile phones; cell phones; web browsing; mobile web; mobile search; click-search interface; search interface; content clipping; bookmarking; mobile search assistance; collaborative web search; human-computer interaction; HCI; mobile internet; search engines; web content.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSC.2011.039104

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2011 Vol.1 No.1, pp.18 - 29

Published online: 26 Mar 2015 *

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