CIRSS Seminar Series: Preben Hansen

Scholarly visitor Preben Hansen will speak about Collaborative Information Seeking (CIS) in his presentation "Anomalies, Sense-Making and Design."


Collaborative Information Seeking (CIS) has recently gained some attention in different research areas. People do collaborate and share information with colleagues, build knowledge resources that are shared and used in collaborative information situations. Furthermore, people need to make sense of information searched, gathered and retrieved in a collaborative work task. The present talk will deal with the rationale behind the first design iteration of a selected component of a tool supporting CIS in a team-based work-task situation. The focus is on sense-making when anomilies in routine tasks are detected in an ad-hoc crisis management situation.


Preben Hansen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. He earned he Ph.D. from the Department of Information School at Tampere University, Finland (2011), under the supervision of Professor Kalervo Järvelin. He also has a Master Science degree in Information Science from the Collge of Borås/Gothenburg. Special reserach interests are: Collaborative Information Seeking; Session-based searching; Task-based information seeking' User and Usage-oriented studies; Technology Enhanced-Learning Design; Participatory design and Ethnography.


126 LIS Building

Event Date: 

Fri, 09/20/2013 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

For disability-related accommodations, contact the event organizer or MT Hudson (217-333-0885,