Evaluating the social acceptability of voice based smartwatch search

Christos Efthymiou, Martin Halvey

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Abstract

There has been a recent increase in the number of wearable (e.g. smartwatch, interactive glasses, etc.) devices available. Coupled with this there has been a surge in the number of searches that occur on mobile devices. Given these trends it is inevitable that search will become a part of wearable interaction. Given the form factor and display capabilities of wearables this will probably require a different type of search interaction to what is currently used in mobile search. This paper presents the results of a user study focusing on users’ perceptions of the use of smartwatches for search. We pay particular attention to social acceptability of different search scenarios, focussing on in-put method, device form and information need. Our findings indicate that audience and location heavily influence whether people will perform a voice based search. The results will help search system developers to support search on smartwatches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Retrieval Technology
Subtitle of host publication12th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2016, Beijing, China November 30 – December 2, 2016. Proceedings
EditorsS. Ma, J.-R. Wen, Y. Liu, Z. Dou, M. Zhang, Y. Chang, X. Zhao
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages267-278
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319480503
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2016
EventTwelfth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference - Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Duration: 30 Nov 20162 Dec 2016
http://airs2016.ruc.edu.cn/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceTwelfth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference
Abbreviated titleAIRS 2016
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period30/11/162/12/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • smartwatch
  • acceptability
  • information needs
  • search
  • voice
  • mobile devices
  • interaction
  • wearables
  • social acceptability
  • input method

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  • Prizes

    Best Paper Award AIRS 2016

    Halvey, Martin (Recipient), 2 Dec 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Cite this

    Efthymiou, C., & Halvey, M. (2016). Evaluating the social acceptability of voice based smartwatch search. In S. Ma, J-R. Wen, Y. Liu, Z. Dou, M. Zhang, Y. Chang, & X. Zhao (Eds.), Information Retrieval Technology: 12th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2016, Beijing, China November 30 – December 2, 2016. Proceedings (pp. 267-278). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48051-0_20