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Examining Design Threads: Issues in Web Design Across Student Populations

Joette Stefl-Mabry, Michael Radlick, Allison Druin, Dania Bilal, Thomas Mackey, Carol Doll, and Diane Nahl

Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together @ ASIST '05 (ASIS&T 2005)
Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 28 - November 2, 2005


Abstract

Abstract "Complex design problems require more knowledge than any single person possesses” (Arias, Eden, Fischer, Gorman, & Scharff, 2000, p. 84). During this panel session each panelist will provide highlights regarding the information and design needs of specific student populations. According to Teenage Life Online, the Internet has become a major player in the lives of most families (Lenhart, Rainie, and Lewis, 2001, p.1). About 17 million youth aged 12 through 17 years are Internet users, and for most, the Web has all but replaced the library as their primary tool for conducting research on significant problems. Although it is generally simple to make educational electronic content accessible, it is also easy to overlook users’ needs and create web sites that contain information that users overlook and/or purposely avoid. We need to further our understanding of students’ strong attraction to the electronic environment of the Web, and learn how to design systems that will encourage learners to connect to meaningful learning experiences. During this panel session each panelist will provide highlights of the information and design needs of specific student populations.

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