Designing for health exploratory seeking behaviour

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

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The Internet has become a popular source of health information. However, in-depth understanding of the information seeking behaviour of online health information is limited. We conducted an experiment to investigate the information needs and behaviours of health information seekers. This paper reports on a model of behavioural patterns drawn on the experimental results, and implications for designing a better user experience for the exploration of online health information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Information Retrieval Workshop at SIGIR, MedIR@SIGIR 2014, Co-Located with the 37th annual international ACM SIGIR conference, ACM SIGIR 2014 - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 11 Jul 201411 Jul 2014


  • Exploratory search
  • Health
  • Human behaviour
  • Information seeking


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