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Gerd Berget

Gerd Berget


Berget’s research interests are within universal design, interactive information retrieval, human computer interaction and accessible literature. She has conducted several user studies, where the main purpose has been to understand the information searching behaviour of users and explore how to design better search user interfaces for people with cognitive variations. Examples of user groups involved in her studies are people with dyslexia and intellectual disabilities. She has also written several methodological papers on universal design, research methods and ethics. Literature for everyone is another field she has been engaged in. She has, among others, conducted several projects with the organization Books for Everyone.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Library and information science   Computer technology

Subject areas

Computers and dyslexia   Universal Design   Information seeking behaviour   Tilgjengelighet   Eye-tracking   Search systems   Interactive information retrieval   Inclusion for people with disabilities   Easy reading

Scientific publications

Berget, Gerd (2024). Reorienting information searching research by applying a situated abilities perspective. 17 p. Information research. Vol. 29.

Vase, Silja; Berget, Gerd (2023). An exploration of automatic speech Recognition within a Nordic context. Antona, Margherita; Stephanidis, Constantine (Ed.). Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: 17th International Conference, UAHCI 2023 Held as Part of the 25th HCI International Conference, HCII 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark, July 23–28, 2023 Proceedings, Part I. p. 288-307. Springer.

Sitbon, Laurianne; Berget, Gerd ; Brereton, Margot (2023). Perspectives of Neurodiverse Participants in Interactive Information Retrieval. 119 p. Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval. Vol. 17.

Berget, Gerd ; Bugge, Hanna Bovim (2022). The Development and Production of Literature Within an Easy Language and a Universal Design Perspective. 17 p. Publishing research quarterly. Vol. 38.

Berget, Gerd ; Kvikne, Birgit (2022). Making research more inclusive: Is universal design of research the answer?. Garofolo, Ilaria; Bencini, Giulia; Arenghi, Alberto (Ed.). Transforming our World through Universal Design for Human Development - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Universal Design (UD2022). p. 77-84. IOS Press.

Kvikne, Birgit ; Berget, Gerd (2022). "My words were completely gone." A qualitative study of the information seeking behaviour of people with aphasia. Information research. Vol. 27.

Berget, Gerd (2021). Only as Special as Necessary: Adapted Books in a Universal Design Perspective. Verma, Ira (Ed.). Universal Design 2021: From Special to Mainstream Solutions. p. 183-198. IOS Press.

Berget, Gerd ; Fagernes, Siri (2021). Reading experiences and reading efficiency among adults with dyslexia: An accessibility study. Margherita, Antona; Stephanidis, Constantine (Ed.). Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to Media, Learning and Assistive Environments. 15th International Conference, UAHCI 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Virtual Event, July 24–29, 2021, Proceedings, Part II . p. 221-240. Springer.

Bugge, Hanna Bovim; Berget, Gerd ; Vindenes, Eivor (2021). Easy language in Norway. Lindholm, Camilla; Vanhatalo, Ulla (Ed.). Handbook of easy languages in Europe. p. 371-400. Frank & Timme.

Berget, Gerd (2021). The use and promotion of adapted books in Norwegian public libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. Vol. 54.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete