Modeling users' data usage experiences from scientific literature

Jian Zhang, Chaomei Chen, Michael S. Vogeley

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Abstract

In the new data-intensive science paradigm, data infrastructures have been designed and built to collect, archive, publish, and analyze scientific data for a variety of users. Little attention, however, has been paid to users of these data infrastructures. This study endeavors to improve our understanding of these users' data usage models through a content analysis of publications related to a frequently cited project in the data-intensive science, Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). We find that 1) Content analysis of scientific publications could be a complementary method for researchers in HCI community; 2) although SDSS produced a large volume of astronomical data, users did not fully utilize these data; 3) users are not only consumers of scientific data, they are also producers; and 4) studies that can use multiple large scale data sources are relatively rare. Issues of data provenance and usability may prevent researchers from doing research that combines such data sources. Further HCI study of detailed usability issues associated with data infrastructures in the new paradigm is eagerly needed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign, User Experience and Usability
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Methods, Tools and Practice - First International Conference, DUXU 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Pages337-346
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 25
Event1st International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability: Theory, Methods, Tools and Practice, DUXU 2011, Held as Part of 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2011 Jul 92011 Jul 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6770 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability: Theory, Methods, Tools and Practice, DUXU 2011, Held as Part of 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period11/7/911/7/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Zhang, J., Chen, C., & Vogeley, M. S. (2011). Modeling users' data usage experiences from scientific literature. In Design, User Experience and Usability: Theory, Methods, Tools and Practice - First International Conference, DUXU 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 337-346). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6770 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21708-1_39