Human Information Interaction is “concerned with the behavioral, cognitive and affective activities of people as they interact with information, with particular emphasis on the roles of the information professionals who may mediate that interaction.” The spring 2010 course was taught to great effect by Dr. Deborah Barreau. Here is the course syllabus.
This paper was completed as part of the final group project for the course, in which our group of five tackled “a human information interaction problem.” In particular, we proposed a study of storytelling about events on Twitter using the UNC-homebrewed data collection framework Context Miner. We’d love to have feedback or, even better, some UNC students pick up where we left off and carry on with this study! Here are the specific requirements of the assignment.