[Siguse-l] Fwd: iSquares: A New Approach to Information Research and Education

Rong Tang rong.tang at simmons.edu
Thu Jan 30 19:39:13 EST 2014

Dear SIG USE Members,

The following Webnar is co-sponsored by SIG USE. It takes place a week from
today. Please help to spread the word and participate in the webinar
yourself if you are interested.

Many thanks!


Rong Tang, PhD.
Visiting Associate Professor, National Taiwan University LIS Dept (Aug.
2013-Jan. 2014)
NTU Phone: 02-3366-2972
NTU Email: rongtang at ntu.edu.tw
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Director, Simmons Usability Lab
Simmons College
rong.tang at simmons.edu

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From: ASIS&T Continuing Education <education at asis.org>
Date: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 1:36 AM
Subject: iSquares: A New Approach to Information Research and Education
To: rong.tang at simmons.edu

       *iSquares: A New Approach to Information Research and Education*

*Join us for a Webinar on Friday, February 7*

*FREE for ASIS&T members, $10 for non-members*


*Space is limited.*
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

This webinar introduces an arts-informed, visual approach to engage the
concept of information afresh: the draw-and-write technique. Human subjects
are asked to answer the question "What is information?" in the form of a
drawing, generating a compact piece of visual data coined an "iSquare" (
http://www.jennahartel.com/isquares.html). The webinar instructor, Dr.
Jenna Hartel of the University of Toronto, has used the method to explore
how people envision information (Hartel, in press, 2013a, 2013b). She also
applies the approach in classrooms to help students, especially newcomers,
theorize information (Hartel, 2014). Whether employed as a research method
or pedagogical strategy, iSquares bring information science into the visual
Information Age and create a richer multimedia genealogy for our central
concept. The goal of the webinar is to help other information scholars and
professionals experiment with arts-informed, visual methods and iSquares,
specifically. First, the webcast outlines the theoretical framework,
research design, and data-gathering specifications to produce iSquares for
the purposes of information research. Then the session provides classroom
activities and assignments to utilize iSquares for information education.
The webinar also marks the launch of a website that displays the corpus of
images gathered thus far (n=400 and growing). References:

*This webinar is being sponsored by SIG-HFIS & SIG-USE*.


*iSquares: A New Approach to Information Research and Education*


Friday, February 7, 2014


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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