Better health information exploration

Patrick Cheong Iao Pang, Karin Verspoor, Shanton Chang, Jon Pearce

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The provision of health information has to be clear and appealing to users. Research has shown that health information seekers do not all have the same attributes, skills or needs. In any given health-related app or website, there is a need to provide tools for accessing information in ways that appeal to users. This is not always supported by current web technologies. As such, based on prior research on health information seeking behaviour and needs, we designed and created a proofof- concept website named Better Health Explorer to experiment on health information seekers. The pilot results show a positive effect on supporting and improving the experience of seekers with exploratory search behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPCHIUX 2015 Proceedings - Asia Pacific HCI and UX Design Symposium 2015, held at the 27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2015
Subtitle of host publicationBeing Human
EditorsEunice Sari, Wan Fatimah Wan Bt Ahmad, Eunice Sari, Henry Duh, Kagonya Awori, Margot Brereton, Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340410
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventAsia Pacific HCI and UX Design Symposium, APCHIUX 2015 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 7 Dec 2015 → …

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


ConferenceAsia Pacific HCI and UX Design Symposium, APCHIUX 2015
Period7/12/15 → …


  • Exploratory search
  • Health information seeking behaviour
  • Information exploration


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