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Information tasks : toward a user-centered approach to information systems

Author: Bryce Allen
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, 1996.
Series: Library and information science (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The user-centered approach is central to the creation of usable information systems, services, and institutions. Information system design should derive from user research into information needs, tasks accomplished in meeting those needs, and resources used in the tasks. Information Tasks summarizes user research, then presents design sketches of systems that illustrate how design is linked to research. Also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Allen, Bryce.
Information tasks.
San Diego : Academic Press, 1996
(DLC) 96028239
(OCoLC)34966380
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bryce Allen
ISBN: 0585469172 9780585469171 0120510405 9780120510405 9781849508018 1849508011
OCLC Number: 53017930
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 308 pages).
Contents: Introduction / Bryce Allen --
Information needs and information design / Bryce Allen --
Expressing information needs / Bryce Allen --
Designing systems to meet expressed information needs / Bryce Allen --
Information tasks : interacting with information systems / Bryce Allen --
Design details for information systems / Bryce Allen --
An introduction to user-centered information-system design / Bryce Allen --
Information services from the user's perspective / Bryce Allen --
Information institutions / Bryce Allen --
Conclusion : user-centered design and evaluation / Bryce Allen --
Information needs / Bryce Allen.
Series Title: Library and information science (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Bryce L. Allen.

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