When undergoing medical treatment in combination with extended stays in hospitals, children have been frequently found to develop an interest in their condition and the course of treatment. A natural means of searching for related information would be to use a web search engine. The medical domain, however, imposes several key challenges on young and inexperienced searchers, such as difficult terminology, potentially frightening topics or non-objective information offered by lobbyists or pharmaceutical companies. To address these problems, we present the design and usability study of EmSe, a search service for children in a hospital environment.
|Title of host publication||IIIX '12 Proceedings of the 4th Information Interaction in Context Symposium|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY, USA|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Aug 2012|
- web search
- medical information need