Browse by Author "Twidale, Michael B."
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Thomer, Andrea K.; Twidale, Michael B.; Guo, Jinlong; Yoder, Matthew J. (2016-02-28)Taxonomy is the branch of science concerned with classi- fying organisms: drawing the line between cats and dogs, fish and fowl, animals and vegetables. Modern taxonomic work is built on a hundreds-year-old tradition of ...
Jones, M. Cameron; Floyd, Ingbert R.; Twidale, Michael B. (2008)The paper explores the effectiveness of persona-based design methods in HCI education. We describe the experiences of our students in learning, practicing, and using personas in a number of design contexts. From these ...
Twidale, Michael B.; Cunningham, Sally Jo; Howison, James; Organisciak, Peter; Ginger, Jeff; Schmidt, Ingbert; Smith, Brittany N.; Baker, Karen; Williams, Kate (iSchools, 2013-02)Conference alternative event supporting tech informal learning, social learning, and lifelong learning. Outcomes of this even include: * Building an awareness of existing strengths in supporting tech learning in iSchools. ...
Zhang, Hong; Twidale, Michael B. (2010-02-03)With current systems, we are forced to make decisions either to keep or not keep; delete or not delete a file. Unfortunately our opinions about many information items do not easily fit into this binary worldview. As a part ...
Twidale, Michael B.; Blake, Catherine; Gant, Jon P. (iSchools, 2013-02)We believe that data literacy should be a skill not just for scientists, but for all citizens. We make the case by considering literatures on various kinds of literacy, and using a number of examples to explore some of the ...
Knutson, Ellen M.; Palmer, Carole L.; Twidale, Michael B. (DCMI, 2003-09-28)In this poster we outline the types of institutions, metadata schemes, and materials contained in the NLG digital collection projects. It should come as no surprise that MARC and Dublin Core are the most often used metadata ...
Twidale, Michael B.; Urban, Richard J. (2006-03-21)A report on the usability testing of the IMLS DCC collection registry web interface.
Singh, Vandana; Twidale, Michael B.; Nichols, David M. (IEEE, 2009-01)A study was conducted across multiple open source software online technical help communities. This paper presents the types of discussions that occur, the types of questions that are given. The implications for ...
Web Mash-ups and Patchwork Prototyping: User-driven technological innovation with Web 2.0 and Open Source Software Floyd, Ingbert R.; Jones, M. Cameron; Rathi, Dinesh; Twidale, Michael B. (IEEE, 2007-01)The recent emergence of web mash-ups and open source software is driving the development of new practices in software and systems development. In this paper we explore novel practices of user-driven innovation through an ...
Jones, M. Cameron; Twidale, Michael B. (2005)In this position paper, we discuss the role of abstraction in designing for appropriation. We examine the ways in which varying the level of abstraction of tools affects the ability of users to appropriate them. We close ...
When the Elevator Pitch Meets the Subject Heading: How Mixtures of Other Documents Can Describe What a Document is About. Organisciak, Peter; Twidale, Michael B. (2014-11-03)We explore the concept of mixture descriptions. Commonly used in film reviews, they describe a film in terms of a combination of two or more other films. This very concrete approach to description can be contrasted with ...
Takazawa, Aiko; Twidale, Michael B. (ACM, 2013-02-23)In this paper, we share our preliminary analyses of a particular case of a self-organizing group that responded to the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami disaster in Japan. The way this group managed to send aid from ...
Dix, Alan; Ormerod, Tom; Twidale, Michael B.; Sas, Corina; Gomes da Silva, Paula A.; McKnight, Lorna (2006)What would happen if we wrote an Abstract that was the exact opposite of what the paper described? This is a bad idea, but it makes us think more carefully than usual about properties of Abstracts. This paper describes ...
Gruzd, Anatoliy; Twidale, Michael B. (2006)We consider ideas for a tighter integration of searching a digital library while writing a paper. A prototype system based on web services is described which allows us to explore the design space of ambient search tools ...