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Preliminary Papers 8: Information Behaviour 2
Wednesday, 28/Mar/2018:
9:00am - 10:30am

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Building Understanding between Users and Designers through Participatory Design: The Bonded Design Approach

Valerie Nesset, J. Brice Bible

University at Buffalo (SUNY), United States of America

Universities face great pressure to adopt and integrate new technologies to enhance learning. Yet, often a gap exists between IT personnel who provide support based on their knowledge of how the technologies are designed to work and the faculty users who have differing ideas about how they need them to work. To address this gap, a large research-intensive university in New York State has embarked on an initiative using the Bonded Design participatory design methodology. Working together in design teams, IT staff and faculty will learn from each other to enable creation of technology solutions that could not be done by each group alone.

How do Pre-Service Teachers Work “Together” on Curriculum Development Projects: A Study on Tools and Tasks in Collaborative Information Behavior

Tien-I Tsai1, Wan-Lin Yang2

1National Taiwan University, Taiwan; 2National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan

Course preparation for teachers usually requires looking for a great amount of information. For pre-service teachers who are novice in teaching, information exchange regarding course preparation with their peers is very crucial to their professional development. Drawing upon Twidale & Nichols [1] and Shah [2][3], this study investigates pre-service teachers’ collaborative information behavior when designing curriculum with their peers. Specifically, the current study examines pre-service teachers’ time-space collaboration profiles and the tools used in their collaborative information-seeking process. 183 responses were collected via a web survey and analyzed to address aforementioned research inquiries. The results show that while nearly half of the pre-service teachers worked at different time and space, the other half either worked at the same time in the same place or worked remotely at the same time. Social media and cloud drives have become the most popular collaborative platforms for pre-service teachers to share information with their peers, and most participants used multiple online tools for various purposes during their curriculum development group work. The study findings suggest that efforts can be made to enhance the effective use of appropriate online tools to help students work remotely. Future research can further analyze whether or not students with different collaborative in-formation seeking profiles utilize online tools differently, and develop better strategies that help teacher education design curriculum development group projects and help pre-service teachers’ collaborate with their peers when developing curriculum.

Emotions Change in Pedestrian Navigation: A Perspective of User’s Focuses

Dan Wu, Liuxing Lu

Wuhan University, China, People's Republic of

Map APPs have become daily travel helpers for people. People’s emotions will influence their behaviors when they are using map APPs. This paper studies us-er’s emotional changes in pedestrian navigation that is one of the widely used functions provided by map APPs. Two dimensions of emotional changes are analyzed. One is the changes of emotional polarities, and the other is the changes of six classifications on emotions. Factors that affect user’s emotions from a per-spective of user’s focuses are also studied. The results show that: (1) “negative →negative” and “neutral →negative” are the most frequently emotional change patterns in pedestrian navigation. (2) Emotions on Disgust and Happiness are common in pedestrian navigation. (3) User’s attention to external information and map system affects their emotions in varying degrees. We study user's emotions with the hope for giving insights for map APPs to promote their emotional learn-ing in Artificial Intelligence.

Information Behavior and Filipino Values : An Exploratory Study

Kathleen Lourdes Obille

University of the Philippines, Philippines

This sought to determine whether Filipino values play a role in how the respondents sought, used, created and disseminated information. It gathered data on how they used information in the context of social media – whether they are active in-formation seekers or passive information browsers; along with how identified Filipino values or characteristics are reflected. Findings show that the respondents appreciate various information sources – both online and offline, have various social media accounts and find use for each depending on the need and con-text, they are online most of the time and are information dependent. The values of hiya, gaya-gaya and pagkakaibigan reflect on their SNS use, what information to share and how they relate with their online and offline friends and relations

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