Hide and Search: A game to evaluate result pages for children

We developed a web game using Django and Javascript to measure the interaction and exploration of results across different types of result pages (e.g. moderated and Google result pages). We artificially constructed google-like result pages for topics of interests for children using moderated web services for them. Details can be found in our paper Vertical Selection in the Domain of Children. The motivation of this game is to learn the type of search services (i.e. verticals) and results preferred by children up to 12 years old, and to learn how these preferences differ from the preferences of adults.

The game was designed using the concepts of games with a purpose, which aim at outsourcing complex computational process in a fun way. The game asks users to select result snippets given an open information task. Users are awarded points for each result that is clicked based on user agreement. A video showing the functionality of the game be accessed online here.

This game has been engaged by a group of school children from an International school in the Netherlands and by a group of adult users through Crowd-sourcing. The findings of our analysis, derived from the interaction logged in the game, will be reported in the near future.

Hide and Search: A game to evaluate result pages for children
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