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Information and Emotion: The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory
Edited by Diane Nahl and Dania Bilal
Publication Date: October, 2007
Price: $39.50
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“This book tackles the important role that emotions play in our interaction with information systems. Prominent researchers share their insights gained from a variety of studies that examine the affective domain in information seeking and use. Until now this domain has been neglected in information behavior research, leaving a gap in our full understanding of information interaction. This book fills that gap and is essential reading for anyone who wants the full picture.”

— Professor Carol Tenopir
School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee

Information and Emotion introduces the new research areas of affective issues in information seeking and use, and the affective paradigm applied to information behavior in a variety of populations, cultures, and contexts. The book’s editors and authors are information behavior researchers at the forefront of charting the emotional quality of the information environment. Collectively, their contributions make Information and Emotion a unique source of research findings on the user perspective, the user experience, and how emotional aspects can be interpreted, mitigated, or enhanced through design that is informed by use and by users who directly participate in information design.

“Emotions, Values, and Meanings are some of the most powerful forces in our lives, behaviors, and decisions, and we’re only now beginning to unravel how they work and understand how to develop solutions around them. This book sheds valuable light on what will become the most significant direction in human research and understanding for the coming decades—in science as well as in business.”

— Nathan Shedroff
Program Chair, MBA in Design Strategy
California College of the Arts

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