To what extent do digital designers and user researchers in industry make use of AI-powered systems to support their work? The answer seems to be “not much,” as we found in a survey with 34 practitioners. In general, there seems to be little awareness of the specific advantages AI can bring to a design process and which tools are already out there, despite significant issues with existing processes that could be well mitigated with the help of AI. However, designers and researchers are very open to the topic and would appreciate AI-powered systems to support them in both ideation and evaluation. Providing practitioners with such systems that are easily accessible and demonstrate added value holds great opportunities.
Dear readers and friends, I hope you’re all doing good. 😊 I have a two new pieces, both of which have been published in the UX Collective. The first one—“Listen to users, but only 85% of the time”—investigates why it’s not in the best interest of businesses and designers alike to always listen to users… Continue reading There is such a thing as too much data (ToDUX Newsletter #4)
Two research papers I co-authored have been recently accepted to prestigious international conferences: ACM CHI and ICWE. The first one even won a Best Paper Award. 🎉
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj4cNi7O4ws The demo video about usability-based A/B testing I created for the 2014 International Conference on Web Engineering is now featured in the media center of the VSR research group at Chemnitz University of Technology. The chair of VSR is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Gaedke, who is the primary advisor of my PhD thesis. The video… Continue reading First Screencast Published in VSR Media Center
Guessing the relevance of delivered search results is one of the biggest issues for today's search engines. The particular problem is that it's difficult to obtain explicit statements from users about whether they found what they were searching for. Clicks are commonly used to guess relevance (using so-called "click models") but they are far from… Continue reading StreamMyRelevance! Predicting Search Result Relevance from Streams of Interactions
End of February, I submitted four contributions to the 14th International Conference on Web Engineering: two full papers, one demo and one poster. Of these four submissions, all were accepted and will be presented at the conference, which is to be held in Toulouse (see map below) from July 1 to July 4. In the… Continue reading 4 Submissions accepted at International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE)
On January 1, 2013 I started my PhD studies at Chemnitz University of Technology in cooperation with Unister GmbH, Leipzig. My project is about automatic methods for optimizing search engine results pages (e.g., http://www.google.com/#q=Hello%2C+World!) with respect to result quality and interface usability. The official working title is Search Interaction Optimization: A Design Thinking Approach. During my… Continue reading 2013 in Review: Search Interaction Optimization