Human Information Interaction: 2011 NTNU(PhD)

Course Instructor: 邱銘心 Ming-Hsin Phoebe Chiu


Human Information Interactions (HII) is an advanced graduate-level course, with particular interests in the philosophy and methodology of conducting HII research. In addition to the strong emphasis on the theoretical foundation of HII research, current issues such as online and collaborative information seeking will be explored. Students are advised to gain adequate knowledge of basic information behavior research and phenomenon prior to taking the course. The course will be conducted by means of reading, discussion, invited talks, and site visit in a seminar setting. In the end of the course, students will be given an opportunity to conduct a study of their interests.


# Date Topics and Activities Reading & Assignment
1 2/22 Introduction to the course • Read syllabus
2 3/1 Introduction to HII/Information • Buckland, M. (1 991). Information as thing. Journal ofthe American Society for Information Science, 42(5), 351-360.
3 3/8 Philosophical Ground of HII(I) Spink, A., & Cole, C. (2006). Human information behavior: Integrating diverse approaches and information use. Journal ofthe American Society for Informαtion Science and Technology, 57(1), 25-35. (Discussion Leader #1) • Spink, A., & Cole, C. A human information behavior approach to a philosophy of information. (Discussion Leader #2)
4 3/15 Philosophical Ground of HII(II) - Evolutionary Perspective Spink, A., & Currier, J. (2006). Towards an evolutionary perspective for human information behavior: An exploratory study. Journal of Documentation, 62(2), 171-193. (Discussion Leader #3)
5 3/22 Methodological Ground of HII(I) - Multidimensional Approach (CWA) Fidel, R., Mark Pejtersen, A., Cleal, B., & Bruce, H. (2004). A multidimensional approach to the study of human information interaction: A case study of collaborative information retrieval. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 55(11), 939-953. (Discussion Leader #4)
6 3/29 Methodological Ground of HII(II) - Issues of Context and MeasurementKelly, D. (2006). Measuring online information seeking context, Part 1: Background and method. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57(13), 1729-1739. (Discussion Leader #5) • Kelly, D. (2006). Measuring online information seeking context, Part 2: Findings and discussion. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57(14), 1862-1874. (Discussion Leader #6)
7 4/5 No class! (清明節)
8 4/12 林廷宜 台科大工商業設計系助理教授 • Visual Information Design/Interactions
9 4/19 Midterm week!
10 4/26 吳怡瑾 輔大資管系助理教授 • Wikipedia 搜尋輔助介面
11 5/3 陳學志 師大心輔系教授 參觀眼動儀實驗室/創造力研究
12 5/10 Methodological Ground of HII (III) 一Issues of Evaluation • Scholtz, J. (2005). Metrics for Evaluation interaction systems. Interacting with Computers, 18(4), 507-527. (Discussion Leader #7)
13 5/17 HII Research & Development Marchionini, G. (2008). Human-information interaction research and development. Information Research , 30, 165-174. (Discussion Leader #8)
14 5/24 HII Context - Collaborative Setting Reddy, M. C., & Janson, B. J. (2008). A model for understanding collaborative information behavior in context: A study of two healthcare teams. Information Processing and Management, 44, 256-273.(Discussion Leader #9) • Hertzum, M. (2008). Collaborative information seeking: The combined activity of information seeking and collaborative grounding. Information Processing and Management, 44, 957-962. (Discussion Leader #10)
15 5/31 HII Context - Online Setting Tombros, A., Ruthven, 1., and Jose, J.M. (2005). How users assess Web pages for information seeking. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 56(4), 327-344. (Discussion Leader #11) • Wasko, M.M., & Faraj, S. (2005). Why should I share? Examining social capital and knowledge contribution in electronic networks of practice. MIS Quarterly, 29(1), 35-58. (Discussion Leader #12)
16 6/17 Closure Jones, W., et al. (2006). It's about the information stupid! Why we need a separate field of human-information interaction? Proceeding in CHI, 06. (Discussion Leader #13) • Discussion: Seminar Paper
17 6/14 Seminar Paper Presentation(1)
18 6/21 Seminar Paper Presentation(2)