Diane Nahl

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A metatheory is presented and diagrammed as an integrated conceptual framework for information seeking and use. It represents the symbiotic relationship between users and the technological environment. Receiving and adapting to information is achieved through each user's biological satisficing procedures defined by group information practices, namely,(More)
The theory of ecological constructionism specifies the interaction framework that integrates information systems with the individual's psychological operations that conform to group practices in communication and information exchange. Social and communicative interactions always involve these three psycho-biological systems of the individual: sensorimotor,(More)
Findings from information-seeking behavior research can inform application development. In this report we provide a system description of Spark, an application based on findings from Serendipitous Knowledge Discovery studies and data structures known as semantic predications. Background information and the previously published IF-SKD model (outlining(More)