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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30184


Title: Navigating Textual Space in Print and Digital Interfaces: A Study of the Material and Cognitive Dimensions of Reading Systems
Authors: Bialkowski, Voytek
Advisor: Galey, Alan
Department: Information Studies
Keywords: information systems design
reading media
annotations
navigation
interface design
human computer interaction
hypertext
interaction styles
prototyping
distributed cognition
documents
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2011
Abstract: This research examines situated behaviours and perceptions around textual navigation as it is practiced in situ by professionals working in various domains. In its investigation of interactions between human cognition and mediating artifacts, this research relies heavily on the resources of cognitive ethnography, including both observation and in-depth interviews with participants. Relevant contributions from the fields of information studies, book history, digital humanities, and human-computer interaction are presented to further elucidate the findings of this study. The findings reveal several emergent, interrelated navigational strategies, such as the use of annotations as navigational aids, reliance on automated interface actions, and the navigational value of interface metaphors. In further addressing the practice of textual navigation, this research also describes the creation of a prototype interface reflecting the study’s findings. This research proposes new ways of conceptualizing textual navigation and designing interfaces that support emergent textual interaction.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30184
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