Results for James Kalbach

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Articles and Papers

Designing for Information Foragers: A Behavioral Model for Information Seeking on the World Wide Web
by James Kalbach (2000)
Subject: Information Science, Information Seeking Behavior, User Centered Design
Language: English
Abstract: This paper explains and elaborates a behavioral model for understanding how people look for information on the Web. The first half briefly reviews a wide range key research to provide a broader context for understanding human information seeking behavior and a starting point for further exploration. The second part proposes a model for organizing design ideas based on this research.


Designing Screens Using Cores and Paths: Designing from the inside out
by James Kalbach, Karen Lindemann (8/20/2012)
Subject: Information Architecture - Practices, Navigation, Process & Techniques
Language: English
Abstract: If you can place your core offering firmly at the center of your design, then all other elements in the site help both the users and the business reach their goals. Kalbach and Lindemann show how the Core+Paths method keeps the design focused on your goals.
Also available at: www.boxesandarrows.com/files/banda/core-and-paths/Cores_and_Paths_Diagramm_final-.pdf


I'm Feeling Lucky : The Role of Emotions in Seeking Information on the Web PDF Document
by James Kalbach (2003)
Subject: Information Seeking Behavior
Language: English
Abstract: Absent from current web design theory and practice is a pattern for emotive criticism. This article outlines a framework for understanding users' emotional states as they seek information on the web. It is inspired largely by Carol Kuhlthau's (1991, 1993, 1999) work in library services, which is adapted to web-based search systems.


IA, Therefore I Am
by James Kalbach (2003)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Library & Information Science
Language: English
Abstract: The relationship between IA and librarianship, however, is of particular interest. With only a blurry line separating the two fields, many practicing IAs find themselves asking "Is IA the same as librarianship, only in digital environments and with a hipper name?" Likewise, librarians who come in contact with IA may ask "How is what I do not IA?" At the highest level, both seek to match an information need with an information resource. Both also share a strong responsibility for effectively finding and using information with a strong focus on organization and classification. But, significant distinctions can be made, which in part point to the need for IA and justify its existence.


On Uncertainty in Information Architecture, Journal of IA PDF Document
by James Kalbach (4/2009)
Subject: Information Architecture - Theory, Information Seeking Behavior
Language: English
Abstract: Uncertainty, in general, is a fundamental aspect of human activity and underlies much of our decision making. The notion of uncertainty in information seeking, in particular, dates back to Shannon and Weaver (1949) and since then has been investigated in many forms. Kulthau's (1993) work on information uncertainty is perhaps the most extensive. Through two specific examples, this article proposes uncertainty as a unifying heuristic in information architecture. Measurements of uncertainty can serve a diagnostic function in both the design and evaluation of information technologies and user interfaces.
Available Translations:
Italiano at iainstitute.org/it/translations/001186.php


The Myth of "Seven, Plus or Minus 2"
by James Kalbach (2002)
Subject: Cognitive Science, Information Design, Navigation
Language: English
Abstract: This articles proposes that the optimal number of menu items cannot be reduced to the generalized "Magic Seven, Plus or Minus Two" (72). The author proposes that instead, when planning a site information architecture, the two most important considerations are breadth versus depth and the display of information.


Web Page Layout: A Comparison Between Left- and Right-justified Site Navigation Menus
by Tim Bosenick, James Kalbach (4/28/2003)
Subject: Primary Navigation, Web Design
Language: English
Abstract: The usability of two Web page layouts was directly compared: one with the main site navigation menu on the left of the page, and one with the main site navigation menu on the right. This research questions the current leading Web design thought that the main navigation menu should be left justified.


Tools

Core+Path Template PDF Document
by James Kalbach, Karen Lindemann (8/20/2012)
Subject: Information Architecture - Practices, Navigation, Process & Techniques
Language: English
Abstract: This PDF outlines the Core+Path Methology proposed by James Kalbach and Karen Lindemann. If you can place your core offering firmly at the center of your design, then all other elements in the site help both the users and the business reach their goals. Kalbach and Lindemann show how the Core+Paths method keeps the design focused on your goals.


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