Christopher Lueg (1999).
Networked Minds in the Information Age
In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cognitive Technology ( CT'99) Aug. 11-14, 1999. San Francisco, CA, USA

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In this paper, we discuss impacts of cognitive artifact design on networked minds in the information age. The design of most artifacts to support human information seeking is based on capturing and representing so-called information needs. However, utility of such representations is naturally limited in information seeking contexts, and so are representation-based approaches to support information seeking. In order to avoid the representation problem, we suggest to consider networked minds jointly satisfying their information needs. To this extent, we describe collaborative filtering and social navigation as potential alternatives to representation-based approaches. Also, we discuss to what extent current implementations actually circumvent the representation problem and outline collaboration among networked minds as alternative representation-independent way.

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