According to this article by Think with Google, YouTube users use search to find videos when they have specific things to find. They use the Related feature to explore videos under a general topic. And Alvaro told me the other day that when people use search, some of them know what they are exactly looking for whereas others don't. This results in different search phrase and behaviors of accessing the search results. I am interested in understanding:
1) Whether Vialogues users use search in a similar fashion?
2) How do we design the browse, search, and recommendations features so that they work together to support users for different types of learning?
- No learning goals, just for fun
- Having a general learning goal, no specific / explicit topic
- Having a specific / explicit learning goal and topic
This research question applies to some other projects too such as Rhizr, TC Record, and perhaps NLT.