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Information Foraging Theory: Adaptive Interaction with Information

Peter L. T. Pirolli

Abstract

Modern mankind forages in a world awash in information, of our own creation, which can be transformed into knowledge that shapes and powers our engagement with nature. We produce a staggering volume of content that can be transmitted at the speed of light. This wealth of information provides resources for adapting to the problems posed by our increasingly complex world. However, this information environment poses its own complex problems that require adaptive strategies for information foraging. This book is about Information Foraging Theory, which aims to explain and predict how people will b ... More

Keywords: information foraging theory, human—computer interaction, information seeking, user interface, rational analysis, cognitive model

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195173321
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173321.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter L. T. Pirolli, author
Pal Alto Research Center