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Wednesday, February 10 • 11:50 - 12:55
Lunch and Student Poster Competition

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Lunch will be served in the McInnes Room. During this session, graduate students will present posters related to the conference theme and to the wider field of Information Management. The Silent Auction will be open until the end of lunch.

Student Poster Competition

"Interface Design Models Based on Psychological Theories" by Ghdeer Tashkandi

Patient portals websites facilitate interaction between physicians and patients, empower and engage patients to participate in the decision making process [1]. Despite being useful tools, they frequently fail to realize their full potential due to usability issues related to user interface (UI) design. Poorly designed interfaces may lead to stress, confusion, frustration, mistranslation of knowledge, and eventual abandonment of the application [2]. Although, a UI can be designed using general UI design guidelines, it might not be tailored towards user’s perceptual and cognitive abilities, as well as health care needs. Such personalization can be achieved by integrating psychological theories that concentrate on users’ needs and cognition. User-centric (UC) model is concerned with understanding the users’ needs and the requirements needed to fulfill their goals [2,3]. Cognitive load (CL) model is based on the human short-term memory that might affect the one’s ability to memorize or complete a certain task, improve the productivity, usability, and benefit from the application [4,5]. The objective of this research is to combine UC and CL models in UI design of a patient portal application and study its impact on user’s satisfaction and experience. 

"Libraries, Search Engines, and the Deep Web: Barriers to Visibility" by Zoe Dickinson 

"Understanding the Profound in the Information Seeking Behaviour of a Christian Chaplain" by Domenic Rosati 

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Zoe Dickinson

Zoe Dickinson is a second-year Master of Library and Information Studies candidate at Dalhousie University. She is an editorial chair for the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, as well as a co-chair of the Dalhousie student chapter of the Canadian Library Association. During her time at Dalhousie, she has pursued innovative research in the form of her graduate thesis, “Public... Read More →
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Domenic Rosati

Domenic Rosati is a Master of Library and Information Studies student between his first and second year. He has a bachelor of history (hons) from Carleton University where he studied religious studies and intellectual history. His primary research interests are enabling technologies for description, discovery, and exchange of resource descriptions in libraries and archives, and documentary history in the areas of religious and scholarly... Read More →
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Ghdeer Tashkandi

Ghdeer Tashkandi is an interdisciplinary PhD student at Dalhousie university, majoring in Health Informatics. She is passionate about improving the healthcare with new technologies that became very essential for everyone. Her research interests include: human-computer interaction, patients-engagements, personalized patient education systems, mobile health, and data mining. 

Wednesday February 10, 2016 11:50 - 12:55
McInnes Room @ Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

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