Don't just swipe left, tell me why: Enhancing gesture-based feedback with reason bins

Juan Felipe Beltran, Ziqi Huang, Azza Abouzied, Arnab Nandi

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Abstract

Despite several advances in information retrieval systems and user interfaces, the specification of queries over text-based document collections remains a challenging problem. Query specification with keywords is a popular solution. However, given the widespread adoption of gesture-driven interfaces such as multitouch technologies in smartphones and tablets, the lack of a physical keyboard makes query specification with keywords inconvenient. We present BINGO, a novel gestural approach to querying text databases that allows users to refine their queries using a swipe gesture to either "like" or "dislike" candidate documents as well as express the reasons they like or dislike a document by swiping through automatically generated "reason bins". Such reasons refine a user's query with additional keywords. We present an online and efficient bin generation algorithm that presents reason bins at gesture articulation. We motivate and describe BINGO's unique interface design choices. Based on our analysis and user studies, we demonstrate that query specification by swiping through reason bins is easy and expressive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUI 2017 - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages469-480
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343480
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2017
Event22nd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2017 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: Mar 13 2017Mar 16 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2017
CountryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period3/13/173/16/17

Keywords

  • H.5.m. information interfaces and presentation (e.g. HCI)
  • Miscellaneous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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