information behaviour

Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account: implications of a neglected element for successful implementation of consumer health technologies on older adults (HIBA)

Many e-health services and technologies have not been successful in bringing sustainable innovations into health care practices. E- health services and technologies often fail to acknowledge the interdependency of technology, socioeconomic environment and the entire spectrum of citizens’ health information behaviour.

What categories are significant? Do you choose your information sources because they are (non)-digital?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 10/30/2020 - 14:27

0100100101010101000In information studies like in all social research, there is plethora conventional categories that researchers and non-researchers alike have a tendency to consider -- and many more that are typically not addressed.

When is information work?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 08:34

Information science researchers and practitioners discuss information activities using a large number of different terms. A concept that often appears in colloquial discussions of information activities but that has received less systematic attention in information science research is that of information work.

All life-events are significant!

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 13:52

Prof. Ian Ruthwen (University of Strathclyde) held an interesting keynote at 2016 edition of the ISIC - Information Behaviour Conference in Zadar, Croatia. He talked about information behaviours (sic!) related to significant life events and made broadly remarks on what is significant in significant life events and how these aspects have possible repercussions on how people deal with information.