UX & Information Systems

Thoughts

Protecting Privacy in a Post-Privacy Society

Protecting Privacy in a Post-Privacy Society

While news of NSA’s PRISM and high-profile consumer data hacks have brought this issue into the public forum, privacy has been quietly dying by degrees for quite some time — enough so that announcements of a “post privacy society” are now met by hails of an “Age […]

When is “good enough” the end of us?

When is “good enough” the end of us?

OK. Let’s talk about Google. But wait — let’s talk about Google Scholar, too. Let’s talk about how many faculty — not just students — tend to consult Google & Google Scholar first for research. Let’s talk about the growing scope of freely available sources […]

Frames & Expectations

Frames & Expectations

We do a lot of teaching work to frame (and re-frame) the research experience, trying to model it as an iterative, exploratory process that takes time and requires reflection. This is often in opposition to a “quick answers” expectation, with a context where “efficiency” is […]