A classification of sensemaking representations

Faisal, Sarah and Attfield, Simon and Blandford, Ann (2009) A classification of sensemaking representations. In: CHI 2009 Workshop on Sensemaking, 04-05 Apr 2009, Boston, MA, USA.

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Abstract

Interest in sensemaking has recently gained prominence in
human-computer interaction research. Efforts are being made to better understand sensemaking to help inform the design of appropriate computer-based tools. In this position paper we address the problem of design by presenting a propositional classification of sensemaking situations from a representational perspective. When people engage in sensemaking they organize information into structures which they use as a basis for guiding interpretation and the search for further data. It is these structures that we look at and classify in terms of representations. This position paper argues that such a classification can be used as a starting
point to inform the design of sensemaking support tools.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords (uncontrolled): Sensemaking; classification; design; representation
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 11802
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Depositing User: Shrikant Chavan
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 06:12
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:28
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/11802

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