Find me if you can: Designing Interfaces for People Search

Junichiro Mori; Nathalie Basselin; Alexander Kröner; Anthony Jameson

In: Jeffrey M. Bradshaw; Henry Lieberman; Stefan Staab (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI-2008), January 13-16, Gran Canaria, Spain, Pages 377-380, ISBN 978-1-59593-987-6, ACM, 2008.


Selecting relevant people is crucial for collaborative systems exploiting other users' experiences. With the new developments of the Web and ubiquitous technologies, various user data may support people selection. Given the wide range of user data sources, the question is now how to select appropriate users meeting the information seeker's goal. We propose recommendations for the design of people search interfaces, providing an overview of the user data and tools of relevance and two examples of how such recommendations can be met in one single interface, ensuring the selection of appropriate and reachable people. We also show applications of people search interfaces in different scenarios.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence