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Keynote: Neolithic Information Seeking: Designing Information Systems for Our Inner Hunter-Gatherer

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March 24, 2018 10:00 AM

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Seeking information and interacting with it is fundamental to the life of all animals on earth. Human beings are master information seekers, but our most native and natural ways of doing it can best be seen in neolithic times, before even writing was invented. These early behaviors still drive our most familiar and instinctive information seeking. What can we learn from these early patterns? In modern information system design, how can we make it easy to follow those instincts, while also enabling searchers to negotiate dense and complex text-rich resources?

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