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Design techniques for revealing adolescent memory processes related to information seeking: A preliminary study

Bowler, L and Mattern, E (2012) Design techniques for revealing adolescent memory processes related to information seeking: A preliminary study. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

This study investigates the effectiveness of design techniques as a means for uncovering metamemory, an attribute of metacognition, and its role in information seeking. A focus group with four adolescents aged 13 and 14 used design techniques such as brainstorming and sketching, metaphorical design and fictional inquiry, to help express their thinking about their own memory processes during the information search process. Results showed that metaphorical design and fictional inquiry are both effective tools for revealing conceptual thinking about metamemory and information seeking. Coupling these techniques with brainstorming and sketching helped the teens to visualize and communicate their ideas. Results from this study will contribute to knowledge about adolescent thinking, metamemory, and information seeking behavior, broaden the range of methodological approaches used in the study of information seeking behavior, and will provide cognitive models for the design of information systems and tools that scaffold metacognition. © 2012 ACM.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bowler, Llbowler@pitt.eduLBOWLER
Mattern, Eemm100@pitt.eduEMM1000000-0002-0421-0983
Date: 6 March 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Page Range: 1 - 9
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1145/2132176.2132177
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781450307826
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 15:24
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:57
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12490

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