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Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:B. L. William Wong:3Ann Blandford:2Nazlin Bhimani:1
Hanna Stelmaszewska's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:Ann Blandford:69Bob Fields:18B. L. William Wong:14
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Publications by Hanna Stelmaszewska (bibliography)
Stelmaszewska, Hanna, Wong, B. L. William, Attfield, Simon and Chen, Raymond (2010): Electronic resource discovery systems: from user behaviour to design. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2010. pp. 483-492.
Information seeking is a central part of academic development for both students and researchers. However, this is often hindered by complex and highly complicated electronic resource discovery systems. One approach to improving these resources is to understand the difficulties and likely causes of problems when using current systems and how people develop their searching, retrieval and storage strategies. These might provide useful information about the requirements for future design. In this paper we present our findings from UBiRD, a project investigating user search behaviour in electronic resource discovery systems based on a qualitative study of 34 users from three UK universities. We then describe how the information gathered during the study helped inform the design of INVISQUE, a novel non-conventional interface for searching and querying on-line scholarly information. In addition, the theories and design principles used during the INVISQUE design are discussed.
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Stelmaszewska, Hanna, Wong, B. L. William and Sanderson, Penelope M. (2010): Methods for gathering and analyzing information seeking behaviour in electronic resource discovery systems. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting 2010. pp. 807-811.
This paper reports on the use of a combination of cognitive task analysis techniques -- such as observations with 'think aloud', the Critical Decision Method (CDM) interviews and Cued Recall -- to identify and understand what students and researchers do when searching for scholarly material using various electronic resource discovery systems. It describes the use of Emergent Themes Analysis to discover broad themes across all the data sets collected. This paper also presents a visual representation of the process of information seeking developed during data analysis that allowed the patterns of activities to emerge and show the relationship between different actions. Overall, it is that the use of multiple research methods can reduce the limitations of individual methods and provides complementary insights.
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Stelmaszewska, Hanna, Wong, B. L. William, Bhimani, Nazlin and Barn, Balbir (2010): User behaviour: searching for scholarly material using electronic resource discovery systems. In: Proceedings of the HCI10 Conference on People and Computers XXIV 2010. pp. 17-26.
This paper reports on user behaviour when interacting with various electronic resource discovery systems (ERDS) while searching for scholarly material. It focuses on the search strategies applied by 34 students and researchers in Business and Economics from three UK universities to find relevant information on a specified topic. The findings of the study are presented in relation to existing information-seeking models. Although there are a lot of similarities between existing models we have found some differences between those and our study. These are: the use of personal/social networks to develop keywords for the queries as well as obtaining relevant material, study participants very rarely applied only one search strategy but tended to carry out combined searches which vary depending on the user group, and participants used different means of storing material. We expect these findings to help shape a set of requirements for next generation information discovery provisions in academic libraries.
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Stelmaszewska, Hanna, Fields, Bob and Blandford, Ann (2008): The Roles of Time, Place, Value and Relationships in Collocated Photo Sharing with Camera Phones. In: Proceedings of the HCI08 Conference on People and Computers XXII 2008. pp. 141-150.
Photo sharing on camera phones is becoming a common way to maintain closeness and relationships with friends and family. How people share their photos in collocated settings using camera phones, with whom they share, and what factors influence their sharing experience were the themes explored in this study. Results showed that people exhibit different photo sharing behaviour depending on who they share photos with, where the sharing takes place and what value a picture represents to its owner. In this paper, we will explain what triggers the photo sharing activity and how the sharing takes place depending on who photos are shared with and where they are shared (e.g. restaurant, pub, home). The sharing experience is hindered by the difficulty of controlling which photographs are made available to particular people; sharing with a group of people at once; and ensuring appropriate privacy measures. These findings highlight requirements for novel mechanisms for organising, sharing, and displaying photos as well as provide a better understanding of photo sharing behaviour using camera phones in collocated settings.
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Blandford, Ann, Stelmaszewska, Hanna and Bryan-Kinns, Nick (2001): Use of Multiple Digital Libraries: A Case Study. In: JCDL01: Proceedings of the 1st ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2001. pp. 179-188.
The aim of the work reported here was to better understand the usability issues raised when digital libraries are used in a natural setting. The method used was a protocol analysis of users working on a task of their own choosing to retrieve documents from publicly available digital libraries. Various classes of usability difficulties were found. Here, we focus on use in context - that is, usability concerns that arise from the fact that libraries are accessed in particular ways, under technically and organisationally imposed constraints, and that use of any particular resource is discretionary. The concepts from an Interaction Framework, which provides support for reasoning about patterns of interaction between users and systems, are applied to understand interaction issues.
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