Understanding Human Information Interaction talk at Simmons

Join NE ASIS&T colleagues and Simmons students for a thought provoking talk by Gary Marchionini: “Understanding Human Information Interaction” on September 15th at 5:30.

Understanding how people interact with information is a fundamental problem of information science. Interaction includes finding information in libraries and the WWW, consuming and evaluating what is found, and using this information to transform personal and global knowledge. Today, most human information interaction (HII) is mediated by technologies and much of the research is informed by principles and techniques that evolved in the field of human-computer interaction. This talk will focus on empirical techniques used to study HII, particularly user studies in laboratories. Investigations of personal health record usability, video retrieval, and exploratory search will be used to illustrate these techniques.

About Gary Marchionini:

Gary Marchionini is Cary C. Boshamer Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina where he teaches courses in human-information interaction, interface design and testing, and digital libraries. He heads the Interaction Design Laboratory at SILS. Professor Marchionini has had grants or contracts from the National Science Foundation, Council on Library Resources, the National Library of Medicine, the Library of Congress, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Kellogg Foundation, NASA, the National Cancer Institute, Microsoft, Google, and IBM. He has published over 180 articles, chapters and reports in a variety of books and journals. He is author of a book titled Information Seeking in Electronic Environments published by Cambridge University Press. He was Editor-in-Chief for the ACM Transaction on Information Systems from 2002-2008 and serves or has served on a dozen editorial boards. His current interests and projects are related to: !
interfaces that support information seeking and information retrieval; usability of personal health records; multimedia browsing strategies; digital libraries; personal identity in cyberspace; and evaluation of interactive media, especially for learning and teaching

Location: Kotzen Center, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA

Schedule:
*5:30 PM- 6:00 PM – Networking and Refreshments
*6:00 PM- 6:45 PM – Presentation by Gary Marchionini

Prices:
*$30.00 for Non-members
*$20.00 for ASIS&T members
*$10.00 for students or retired ASIS&T members

The proceeds of this event will be donated to the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science to support the research efforts of doctoral students.

Save the Date, we hope to see you there! Registration will open soon through the NE ASIS&T web site: http://www.neasist.org <http://www.neasist.org>

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