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01 MAY 2016

Constellations: A participatory, online application for research collaboration in higher education interdisciplinary courses

"The research establishes a model for online learning centering on the needs of integrative knowledge practices. Through the metaphor of Constellations, the practice-based research explores the complexities of working within interdisciplinary learning contexts and the potential of tools such as the Folksonomy learning platform for providing necessary conceptual support."

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2015communication designconnectivismConstellations Projectcontent sharing • digital learning tools • eLearning 2.0information architectureinterdisciplinaritylearning designparticipatory culture • PhD by Creative Works • PhD thesisQueensland University of TechnologyQUTSimon Perkins • social and networked learning

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Simon Perkins
01 FEBRUARY 2015

Free-listing methods to explore user categorisations

"The assumption with semantic domains is that there is something common to people's understanding of that domain. Free–listing is a good way to explore that common understanding.There are two main questions in understanding a semantic domain. The first question is 'What are the contents of the domain, its scope, and its boundaries?' The second question is 'How are the contents structured?' Free–listing is a technique that can help you determine the scope of the domain while providing some insight into how the domain is structured.

Free–listing can be used to understand the contents of a domain. For example, a practitioner designing the information architecture for an online book vendor might need to generate a list of book genres and subgenres. Or the practitioner might already possess a list of genres, but need to verify that the list is exhaustive. Or the goal of free–listing might be to arrange the genres according to centrality or salience in the user's mind.

Free–listing can also serve as a way to gain familiarity with user vocabulary for the domain. As a precursor to cardsorting, it allows you to define and limit the domain in question, and frame card items in the user's own language. Apart from helping in all these situations, free–listing can also serve as a rough proxy for similarity methods, such as cardsorting.

Free–listing might seem similar to open–ended questions about subjective preferences, such as 'What cars do you like?,' but there is an important difference when free–listing is used to explore semantic domains. The assumption with semantic domains is that there is something common to people's understanding of that domain (i.e., user understanding is not completely idiosyncratic). Free–listing is a good way to explore that common understanding of the domain."

(Rashmi Sinha, 24 February 2003, Boxes and Arrows)

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A. Kimball Romney • card-sorting • cardsorting • centrality • common understanding • cultural domain analysis • domain understanding • elicitation practices • elicitation techniques • ethnographic methods • exhaustive list • experimental psychology • free pile sort • free-listing • free-listing data • free-listing dataset • free-listing method • free-listing technique • freelisting • general perception • information architecture • interview (design method) • inventories • limit the domain • logical corollary • N. M. Henley • online book vendor • open-ended questioning • participant insights • Rashmi Sinha • rough proxy • Roy DAndrade • salience • scope of the domain • semantic domains • semi-structured interview • semi-structured method • similarity • similarity methods • Stephen Peter Borgatti • subjective preferences • Susan Weller • systematic data collection • user categorisations • user vocabulary • W. D. Barclay • Weston Ashmore Bousfield • Weston Bousfield • William Barclay • written exercise

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Simon Perkins
20 AUGUST 2013

Search log analysis: What it is, what's been done, how to do it

"The use of data stored in transaction logs of Web search engines, Intranets, and Web sites can provide valuable insight into understanding the information–searching process of online searchers. This understanding can enlighten information system design, interface development, and devising the information architecture for content collections. This article presents a review and foundation for conducting Web search transaction log analysis. A methodology is outlined consisting of three stages, which are collection, preparation, and analysis. The three stages of the methodology are presented in detail with discussions of goals, metrics, and processes at each stage. Critical terms in transaction log analysis for Web searching are defined. The strengths and limitations of transaction log analysis as a research method are presented. An application to log client–side interactions that supplements transaction logs is reported on, and the application is made available for use by the research community. Suggestions are provided on ways to leverage the strengths of, while addressing the limitations of, transaction log analysis for Web–searching research. Finally, a complete flat text transaction log from a commercial search engine is available as supplementary material with this manuscript."

(Bernard J. Jansen, 2006)

Jansen, B. J. (2006). "Search log analysis: What it is, what's been done, how to do it." Library & Information Science Research 28(3): 407–432.

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2006 • access log • content collections • datadata collection • electronic record • extended log • human-computer interactioninformation architecture • information retrieval systems • information system design • information-searching process • interaction design • interface development • library systems • log file • online searcher • referrer log • referrer site • searchsearch enginesearch for information • search log analysis • searching application • searching episode • server-side data collection • transaction datatransaction log analysistransaction logging datatransaction logsweb application designweb search engine • web search transaction log analysis • web searching • web systems • web-searching research

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Simon Perkins
01 FEBRUARY 2013

Entity Relationship Diagramming video tutorial

Fig.1 Gina Baldazzi (2013). "Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) Training Video", 15 minutes.

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ridge table • business rules • cardinality • crows foot notation • data modellingdata modelling techniquedatabase design • database entity • design techniquediagrammatic visualisationEntity-Relationship DiagramEntity-Relationship ModellingERDERMinformation architectureinformation design • intersection table • logical database designlogical relationshipslogical structurenotation • primary key • relational modelling • relationship modelling • tuple • unique key • video tutorial

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Simon Perkins
15 JUNE 2012

Interaction-Design.org: Making research accessible since 2002

"The Interaction–Design.org Foundation is a labour of love founded by Mads Soegaard in 2002, and in 2010, his wife, Rikke Dam, joined the project. Apart from Rikke and Mads, hundreds of people have helped out and continue to do so.

We're on a mission to make free and open educational materials: There are so many great minds in the Human–Computer Interaction and Interaction Design community and we want to empower these authors to reach all their interested readers around the world. We believe these authors have the minds to change the world and deserve a publishing venue truly designed for the author and the reader, not the publisher and the profit."

(Mads Soegaard and Rikke Dam)

fig.1 Interview with Dag Svanaes by Mads Soegaard and Rikke Dam (2011). Video: "Philosophy of Interaction Video 2 – Guiding Principles of Interaction Design derived from Heidegger". Retrieved 15 June 2012 from http://www.interaction–design.org/tv/Philosophy_of_Interaction_Video2_Guiding_Principles_of_Interaction_Design_derived_from_Heidegger.html

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2002authorschange the worldconceptual model • designed for the author and the reader • Edmund Husserlemotional designethnography • free and open educational materials • human-computer interactioninformation architectureinformation visualisationinteraction design • Interaction Design community • Interaction Design Foundationinteraction design research • interested readers • labour of love • Mads Soegaard • Martin HeideggerOpen Educational Resources (OER)publisher and the profit • publishing venue • Rikke Dam • usabilityuser experience

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Simon Perkins
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