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Sökfunktioner i Smartphones: Hur moderna sökfunktioner påverkat vårt sökbeteende
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper has been to identify which modern search functions user of Smartphones are using, why just these functions are being used, and how they have affected the way users acquire information. Modern search functions in this paper means searches that are not based on text, i.e. ways to search for information by other means than writing something into a search field. To identify this, two studies were conducted, one with a questionnaire being distributed with the help of Google Docs through social networks, and one with four interviews with users of modern search functions for Smartphones. The study showed that even though 76 % of Smartphone users are aware of at least one modern search function, only 29% uses one on a regular basis. The reason that modern search functions are not more widespread is that they are not sufficiently developed yet, and serious usage is still in the future. Because of this no major impact on search behavior can yet be found.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Smartphone, search behavior, modern, search function
Keyword [sv]
Smartphone, sökbeteende, modern, sökfunktion
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-12627OAI: diva2:423937
Available from: 2011-06-21 Created: 2011-06-16 Last updated: 2011-06-21Bibliographically approved

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