Corporate portals o!er organizational users the ability to access a wide variety of information sources directly from the desktop. By functioning as an underlying Web infrastructure for information management, portals can provide "rms with a shared information work space that facilitates access to information content, organizational communications, and… (More)
Recognizing the need to support both goal-directed and experiential behaviour in online shopping environments as a means of facilitating flow, this paper reports results from an exploratory study that investigates consumer preferences for Web-based product information display across browsing and searching tasks. Thirty-one participants performed two online… (More)
Recognizing the potential contribution that interactive software agents bring to everyday work applications, this paper reports on end-user adoption of animated interface agents in one particular work application environment: Microsoft 1 Office. The paper develops and empirically tests a theoretical model of the factors affecting an end-user's choice to… (More)
This paper investigates how knowledge workers utilize the Web to seek external information as part of their daily work. Thirty four participants from seven companies were interviewed about their information needs and preferences. In addition, a custom-developed software application recorded each participant's Web behavior for a two week monitoring period.… (More)
Systems to help coordinate responder communication and response efforts in order to minimize the threat to human life and damage to property.