Sarah Sharples

Sarah Sharples

Designing for serendipity

Professor of Human Factors at the University of Nottingham, presented her research on designing for serendipity. Her work developing the SerenA project, which was inspired by what she felt was a lack of ‘happy accidents’ in research due to new, focused-searching technology

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Designing for serendipity

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Serendipity is a concept that has been cited as valuable in inspiring new and innovative research ideas, yet some have suggested that the plethora of search technologies that we now use may have reduced our opportunities for experiencing serendipitous moments, thoughts or ideas. Sarah will describe work done with colleagues at five other UK universities, […]

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