CDVE2014 Keynote Speech
Collaborative Web Search: Toward Next-Generation Information-Seeking
Today, Web search is largely a solitary experience. Web browsers and
search engine sites are typically designed to support a single user,
working alone. Collaborative tools can result in improved
information-seeking outcomes, such as increasing searchers' coverage of
the relevant information space, reducing unnecessary redundant work
across searchers, and exposing searchers to new search strategies and
syntax. Social search tools can also improve the subjective experience
of information seeking, such as by increasing searchers' confidence in
the quality of discovered information, and by transforming
information-seeking into an experience that feels playful or that
strengthens social bonds. In this talk, I will reflect on what I have
learned through my experiences creating several prototype systems for
collaborative Web search.
About the speaker Dr. Meredith Ringel Morris
|Dr. Meredith Ringel
Morris from Microsoft and the University of Washington
will be our Keynote speaker this year.
Dr. Meredith Ringel Morris is a Senior Researcher at
Microsoft Research. She is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the
Department of Computer Science & Engineering and in the Information
School at the University of Washington.
Dr. Morris’s research area is
human-computer interaction, with a particular emphasis on
computer-supported cooperative work and social computing.
co-authored the book Collaborative Web Search: Who, What, Where, When,
and Why? (Morgan & Claypool, 2010).
The Technology Review recognized
her work on collaborative information seeking by naming her one of
2008’s “35 innovators under 35.” Dr. Morris earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in
computer science from Stanford University, and an Sc.B. in computer
science from Brown University. More information, including her full
list of publications, can be found on her website,