Conducted an exploratory online survey of LibraryThing, a book recommender system. The main goal of this research was to determine whether users were actually using the recommendations being offered by the recommender system and what do the users do as a result of using the recommendations. The survey received 62 respondents and provided some valuable information regarding the need for user-centric research in this area.
Project Goal: Investigate the impact of recommendations on user choices and behaviors, focusing on a particular recommender system (LibraryThing).
Responsibility: following user-centered research process, develop an online user survey, acquire LibraryThing permission to conduct research with participants, administer user survey, analyze and report research results in a paper and presentation.
Presentation: myMETRO Presents: An Evening of Presentations by myMETRO Student Members (5/18/2011).