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Title:Personal Information Categorization: The Rigid, Fuzzy, and Flexible Categorizers
Author(s):Oh, Kyong Eun; Belkin, Nicholas
Subject(s):human information behavior
information organization and metadata
personal informatics
Abstract:This research study investigated and identified different styles of personal information categorization based on three types of mindsets in cognitive sociology. To collect data, a demographic questionnaire, a diary study, and two semi-structured interviews were conducted with each of 18 participants. To analyze data, content analysis of the diary and the interviews were conducted. The results show that there are three different styles of personal information categorization: (1) the rigid categorizer; (2) the fuzzy categorizer; and (3) the flexible categorizer. It is critical to understand different styles of categorization as it is directly related to developing and designing personal information management devices and applications that support personal information organization. The findings from this study also broaden our understanding of categorization, personal information management, and information behavior.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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