Designing for serendipity

Maynard B

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, and in partnership with collaborators including the British Library and Dundee Contemporary Arts, to consider how, and if, technologies can be designed to support and promote serendipity, and reflect on the role of traditional usability practice in developing such technologies.

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