Opportunities for Remote Collaboration in a Social Web Search Model That Integrates Parents and Children: A Recent Advancement
Theory and Practice of Mathematics and Computer Science Vol. 8,
27 February 2021,
Traditionally, search engines are designed to support a single user working alone. However, the construction of knowledge is enriched when one adds collaboration to search tasks. We identified opportunities for remote collaboration in a Social Web search model that integrates parents and children guided by 5W + 1H (who, what, where, when, why, how) dimensions. There are many good techniques in information retrieval for adults, but still not much scientific insight on how to design search engines for children in terms of both user interfaces and underlying algorithms. Our social search model aims at improving the search process for children. We found 7 opportunities for remote collaboration on the search process, based on implicit-explicit interactions. We propose to adapt the form of evaluation applied in Search Together to evaluate the prototype.