Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2007

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Sunghyun Kang

Abstract

The Web 2.0 paradigm relies on the user to create content for websites. This creates volumes of information that is fed to other users. There is a concern that there can be a lack of credibility and relevance of information for the user. The goal for this study is to create a prototype Web 2.0 website that allows users to submit and organize information through cognitive mapping.;The prototype website uses aspects of Kevin Lynch's cognitive mapping to allow individual users to organize content as they see fit. Information graphic concepts from Edward Tufte are applied in this study to keep the design of the prototype and its information clear for the user.;The results of this prototype address issues of user's motives in submitting content and interacting with the community at large. In addition, the prototype also presents the user with an application that they might use to logically organize information. Future projections for Socialest are implementing the site, and conducting further studies of how users experience the interactive mapping.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16703

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

John Vorwald

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1460091

OCLC Number

328427727

ISBN

9780549923800

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

105 pages

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