Implementing New Knowledge Environments: Year One Research Foundations

  • Ray Siemens University of Victoria
  • Lynne Siemens University of Victoria
  • Richard Cunningham Acadia University
  • Alan Galey University of Toronto
  • Stan Ruecker
  • Claire Warwick
Keywords: Text, Interface, Prototype, Reading, Book, Design, Human factors, Theory

Abstract

In this 2009 article, we present details of the first year work of the INKE (Implementing New Knowledge Environments) research group, a large international, interdisciplinary research team studying reading and texts, both digital and printed. The INKE team is comprised of researchers and stakeholders at the forefronts of fields relating to textual studies, user experience, interface design, and information management. We aim to contribute to the development of new digital information and knowledge environments that build on past textual practices. We discuss our research questions, methods, aims and research objectives, the rationale behind our work and its expected significance—specifically as it pertains to our first year goals of laying a research foundation for this endeavour. 

Author Biographies

Lynne Siemens, University of Victoria
Lynne Siemens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC, Canada V8N 1M5 
Richard Cunningham, Acadia University
Richard Cunningham is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Theatre, as well as Director at Acadia Media Centre at Acadia University, 15 University Avenue, Wolfville, NS, Canada B4P 2R6
Alan Galey, University of Toronto
Alan Galey is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, 27 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A1,
Stan Ruecker
Stan Ruecker is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, 350 North La Salle Street, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL, USA 60610.
Claire Warwick
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Claire Warwick is Professor of Digital Humanities and Head of the Department of Information Studies; Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities; and Vice-Dean for Research for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University College London, Gower Street,
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Implementing New Knowledge Environments: Year One Research Foundations

 

Published
2012-03-26
Section
Articles