The aim of this book is to present results of scientific research on how digital information should be designed and how artifacts or systems containing digital content should maximize usability, and to explain how context can influence the nature and effectiveness of digital communication. Using a philosophical, cognitive, and technical standpoint, the book covers the issue of what digital information actually is. The text also presents research outcomes from the perspective of research in information science--broadly construed--a term now used to cover a range of theoretical and practical approaches.

Creation, Use, and Deployment of Digital Information is broken down into three parts:
*Part I presents information on how electronic documents can be realized--the complexities, alternatives, functions, and restrictions are treated here.
*Part II discusses how human beings process information and how technical solutions can satisfy human restrictions.
*Part III treats the context in which digital information processing and deployment takes place.

The book has much to offer to academics in many disciplines, including science, the arts, psychology, education, and the information and computing sciences.

chapter 1|8 pages

Introduction to Creation, Use, and Deployment of Digital Information

ByHerre van Oostendorp, Leen Breure, Andrew Dillon

part |2 pages


chapter 3|28 pages

Reuse of Content and Digital Genres

ByLeen Breure

chapter 4|18 pages

From Syntactic- Toward Semantic-Driven Document Transformations

ByJacco van Ossenbruggen, Lynda Hardman

chapter 5|20 pages

Model-Based Development of Educational ICT

ByJan Herman Verpoorten

chapter 6|28 pages

Engineering the Affective Appraisal of 3-D Models of Buildings

ByJoske Houtkamp

part |2 pages


chapter 12|22 pages

Feedback in Human-Computer Interaction: Resolving Ontological Discrepancies

ByRobbert-Jan Beun, Rogier van Eijk

chapter 13|16 pages

Old and New Media: A Threshold Model of Technology Use

ByTechnology Use Lidwien van de Wijngaert

chapter 14|16 pages

The Diffusion and Deployment of Telework in Organizations

ByRonald Batenburg, Pascale Peters

chapter 15|28 pages

How Do We Read Text on Screen?

ByMary C. Dyson

chapter 16|10 pages

Conclusion: So What Is This Thing Called Information?

ByAndrew Dillon