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Human–Information Interaction—A Special Issue of the Journal of Informatics
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Human–Information Interaction with Complex Information for Decision-Making

Department of English, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
Academic Editors: Kamran Sedig and Paul Parsons
Informatics 2015, 2(2), 4-19;
Received: 25 April 2015 / Revised: 3 June 2015 / Accepted: 18 June 2015 / Published: 23 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Human–Information Interaction)
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Human–information interaction (HII) for simple information and for complex information is different because people’s goals and information needs differ between the two cases. With complex information, comprehension comes from understanding the relationships and interactions within the information and factors outside of a design team’s control. Yet, a design team must consider all these within an HII design in order to maximize the communication potential. This paper considers how simple and complex information requires different design strategies and how those strategies differ. View Full-Text
Keywords: human–information interaction; decision-making; complex communication; information design human–information interaction; decision-making; complex communication; information design

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Albers, M.J. Human–Information Interaction with Complex Information for Decision-Making. Informatics 2015, 2, 4-19.

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