Category Archives: Information Seeking

Book Review: The Information Diet

Review of: The Information Diet, by Clay A. Johnson (O’Reilly, 2012). Buy The Information Diet on Amazon. See the website for the book. Follow Clay Johnson on Twitter: @cjoh Information Metaphors Metaphors are than just rhetorical flourishes that make poetry

Book Review: The Information Diet

Review of: The Information Diet, by Clay A. Johnson (O’Reilly, 2012). Buy The Information Diet on Amazon. See the website for the book. Follow Clay Johnson on Twitter: @cjoh Information Metaphors Metaphors are than just rhetorical flourishes that make poetry

Announcing Workshops In Sydney – April 28-29, 2011

Are you in OZ and want to learn about faceted search, strategic alignment diagrams, IA, navigation and more this April? I’m  delighted to announce that I’ll be giving 2 workshops in Sydney on April 28-29, 2011! See the workshop website for more

Announcing Workshops In Sydney – April 28-29, 2011

Are you in OZ and want to learn about faceted search, strategic alignment diagrams, IA, navigation and more this April? I’m  delighted to announce that I’ll be giving 2 workshops in Sydney on April 28-29, 2011! See the workshop website for more

Subjective Factors in Information Seeking

This article in JASIST caught my eye: “The role of subjective factors in the information search process,” by Jacek Gwizdka (Rutgers), Irene Lopatovska (Pratt). Forthcoming. “Subjective factors” are any and all of the feelings and perceptions users have while seeking

Subjective Factors in Information Seeking

This article in JASIST caught my eye: “The role of subjective factors in the information search process,” by Jacek Gwizdka (Rutgers), Irene Lopatovska (Pratt). Forthcoming. “Subjective factors” are any and all of the feelings and perceptions users have while seeking

The Myth of the Compromised Need?

Jeppe Nicolaisen, from the Royal School of Library and Information Science, has an interesting forthcoming article in JASIST: Nicolaisen, J. (in press). Compromised need and the label effect: An examination of claims and evidence Journal of the American Society for

The Myth of the Compromised Need?

Jeppe Nicolaisen, from the Royal School of Library and Information Science, has an interesting forthcoming article in JASIST: Nicolaisen, J. (in press). Compromised need and the label effect: An examination of claims and evidence Journal of the American Society for

Search Radar

Around 1980 Nicholas Belkin proposed a new model for understanding information seeking, called ASK: Anomalous States of Knowledge. (See Part 1 and Part 11 of this landmark article). A key tenant of this model is that information needs are difficult

Search Radar

Around 1980 Nicholas Belkin proposed a new model for understanding information seeking, called ASK: Anomalous States of Knowledge. (See Part 1 and Part 11 of this landmark article). A key tenant of this model is that information needs are difficult

Marcia Bates – What is Browsing?

Marcia Bates has a new, interesting article in Information Research called “What is browsing— really? A model drawing from behavioural science research.” This is an invited paper, and, as the title suggests, it’s a review of empirical research reported in

Marcia Bates – What is Browsing?

Marcia Bates has a new, interesting article in Information Research called “What is browsing— really? A model drawing from behavioural science research.” This is an invited paper, and, as the title suggests, it’s a review of empirical research reported in

Euro IA 2007 – Navigating the Long Tail

I’d like to post some thoughts about presentations I saw at the Euro IA 2007 Conference. Already mentioned Are’s presentation. Here’s a summary of mine, which is essentially the last slide in my presentation (available on SlideShare) that sums everything

Euro IA 2007 – Navigating the Long Tail

I’d like to post some thoughts about presentations I saw at the Euro IA 2007 Conference. Already mentioned Are’s presentation. Here’s a summary of mine, which is essentially the last slide in my presentation (available on SlideShare) that sums everything