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Social navigation of information space

Date
        postponed to the 17th  of April 2002
Lecturer:
        Tessy Cerratto

Purpose

To introduce the concept of social navigation as one of the most direct expressions of the fundamental principle that the actions of a user at a computer is driven not simply by a set of internal goals and processes, but by the social setting in which people find themselves, by the action of others, individually and collectively, and by the social nature of the work being conducted.

Content

Navigating the web has its difficulties. Information can be very hard to find and sometimes not even found at all, although it can be there, in the very documents that are being screened. How do we navigate in the information space ? How do we perceive, select and understand text ?

Literature

  • Dourish P (1999) "Where the Footprints Lead : tracking down other roles for social navigation". in Hook, K.,Benyon, D., Munro, A., (eds) Social navigation of information space. Chapter 2, pp.15-32, Springer.
  • Suggested extra literature

    Examples of exam questions


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