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ERIC Number: EJ597618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0044-7870
Does Genre Define the Shape of Information? The Role of Form and Function in User Interaction with Digital Documents.
Toms, Elaine G.; Campbell, D. Grant; Blades, Ruth
Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, v36 p693-704 1999
To test the concept of "shape of information," 72 participants (half from an academic setting, half from the general public) examined 24 documents typically used in the academic environment. Results indicated that when document shape was evident, the document was immediately discernible to participants; when participants were required to read semantic content for a gist of the document and an extrapolation of its contents, it took more time. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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