Workshop on User-Centric Evaluation of Recommender Systems and Their Interfaces

At the RecSys 2009 conference, Francisco Martin indicated that the main challenge for recommender systems is to provide users with a usable and intuitive interface. Theorizing about consumer decision processes and measuring user satisfaction in online tests is however no common practice in the recommender systems field.

Meanwhile, researchers in Marketing and Decision-Making have been investigating consumer choice processes in great detail, but only sparingly put this knowledge to use in technological applications. Likewise, the field of Human-Computer Interaction has been studying the usability of interfaces for ages, but does not seem to connect the dots between research on consumer choice, and recommender system interfaces.

The UCERSTI workshop tried to bridge the gaps between these fields by providing a platform for Human-Recommender Interaction research.

  • Bart P. Knijnenburg
  • Lars Schmidt-Thieme
  • Dirk G. F. M. Bollen
Workshop Date

September 30, 2010

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