By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Research findings on Information Technology are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Seoul, South Korea, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "This study aims to understand the interactions of perception, effort, emotion, time and performance during the performance of multiple information tasks using Web information technologies. Twenty volunteers from a university participated in this study."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, "Questionnaires were used to obtain general background information and examine the research problem. Analysis. The quantitative data were analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The results of this study revealed that those with higher cognitive effort experienced more stress and frustration and higher temporal demand, resulting in lower performance, even though they spent more time finishing the information task. A high degree of temporal demand and negative emotional state led people to perform the task poorly even though they invested more mental effort on the task. Our feelings and emotions play a key role in our ability to deal with a situation where multiple information tasks need to be done within a certain time limit. The results of this study can be employed as a theoretical foundation for designing human-friendly, adaptive user interfaces, which function as intelligent and affective central mechanisms and help users prioritise, monitor and coordinate their needs/tasks/goals effectively and efficiently."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This study introduces the emotional factor, which is a newly emerging dimension, in dynamic information seeking and retrieval contexts and enlightens the existing areas of human information interaction."
For more information on this research see: Multi-dimensional analysis of dynamic human information interaction. Information Research-An International Electronic Journal, 2013;18(1):143-158. Information Research-An International Electronic Journal can be contacted at: Univ Sheffield Dept Information Studies, Univ Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, S Yorks, England.
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M. Park, Korea Inst Sci & Technol Informat, Seoul, South Korea.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Seoul, South Korea, Information Technology
Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2013, NewsRx LLC