Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences

Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences

Scott Rummler (Researcher, USA) and Kwong Bor Ng (Queens College, CUNY, USA)
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Release Date: August, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 342
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-727-0
ISBN13: 9781605667270|ISBN10: 1605667277|EISBN13: 9781605667287
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Description & Coverage

Collaboration used during technological development often has a focus on user-centered design and rapid prototyping, with a strong people-orientation.

Collaboration Technologies and Application for Interactive Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences covers a wide range of emerging topics in collaboration, Web 2.0, and social computing, with a focus on technologies that impact the user experience. This cutting-edge reference source provides the latest international findings useful to practitioners, researchers, and academicians involved in education, ontologies, open source communities, and trusted networks.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration engineering
  • Collaboration in open source domain
  • Collaboration in risk markets
  • Collaborative retrieval systems
  • Formative peer-assessment online
  • Maximizing collaboration
  • Next-generation collaboration
  • Shared knowledge construction
  • Video conferencing
  • Wikis for collaboration and knowledge management
Reviews and Testimonials

It is just as important that we ask when collaboration is not effective and what are its limitations as it is to ask why it is effective and how we can best apply it. Moreover, collaboration requires personality traits and organization cultures that help or hinder effectiveness. The collection of papers in this book presents cases of collaboration and cooperation from a range of these perspectives.

– Dr. Gary Marchionini, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

A much needed work that addresses issues in buidling collaborative workplaces-both from theoretical and practical perspectives.

– Dr. Roberta Brody, Jounral of Competitive Intelligence and Management

This well designed volume takes the reader from conceptual issues, to contemporary approaches to collaboration using technological developments and the implications of these innovative approaches. There is an array of international authors providing diverse perspectives in this most interesting work. An intriguing read.

– Dr. Virgil L.P. Blake, Queens College, City University of New York
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Editor/Author Biographies
Scott Rummler ( holds a Master of Science in information and library science from Pratt Institute, a Master of Fine Art from Rochester Institute of Technology, a computer certificate in Internet technology from Baruch College, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester, and did an internship at Merrill Lynch. He is a business consultant and designer in New York City in the areas of information architecture and user experience design. His areas of focus include social networking/collaboration, business consulting for distressed industy sectors, financial applications, metrics improvement for online publications, e-business for the insurance industry, and healthcare information management. He has worked for clients including Sapient, Razorfish, Hearst Digital, Schering-Plough, and Standard & Poor's. He has published articles in the areas of information architecture and library science.
Kwong Bor Ng (Ph D) is an associate professor teaching at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, CUNY. He has also been a consultant for various research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr Ng’s teaching and research areas are in the technical and technological aspects of metadata and information retrieval in the context of digital libraries environment. Dr. Ng has published more than 20 refereed papers in the most prestigious information science research journals, like Journal of The American Society for Information Science & Technology, and Information Processing & Management. His most recent book publications include: (1) Using XML, published by Neal-Schuman in 2007; (2) Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Design, co-edited with S. Rummler, published by Information Science Reference in 2009; and (3) Digitization in the Real World, co-edited with J. Kucsma, published by Metropolitan New York Library Council in 2011.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Subhajit Basu, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
  • Patrick Y. K. Chau, The University of Hong Kong,
  • Bob Cropf, St Louis University, USA
  • Kevin Dow, Kent State University, USA
  • Youn-kyung Lim, Indiana University, USA
  • Anne-Marie Oostveen, University of Oxford, UK
  • James Piecowye, Zayed University, UAE