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Att skapa ett informationssystem: en holistisk ansats
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Constructing an information system : a holistic approach (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to discuss how an information system and its users may adapt to each other. The main discussion is how to create an information system that is adaptable without losing its organising properties. The thesis uses a holistic approach to the topic and the areas being dealt with are information architecture, interactive information retrieval and information searching. The practical work consisted of constructing a database for Autoliv’s Research and Development branch. The Research and Development branch also served as the population for a questionnaire in information searching, which was performed to collect empirical findings prior to developing the database. The results showed that pearl growing was the most commonly used search strategy and free text searches were performed if the user was previously unfamiliar with the requested documents. Relevance was judged from author, context and abstract. The outcome of the questionnaire was discussed with regard to the literature, where certain empirical findings were confirmed. Practical issues were discussed concerning the questionnaire and the literature. The conclusion drawn is that the construction of an information system that proved to be useful from an organising perspective and an information searcher’s point of view was a question of superiority/inferiority of accessing the system. In other words, would the organising properties be more important and therefore superior, or would the interface and search engine be of more importance? Whether the information system should serve the user or if the user should serve the system depends on the purpose with the information system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2008.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2008:4
Keywords [en]
informationssystem, informationsarkitektur, interaktion, informationssökning
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-18739Local ID: 2320/3403OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-18739DiVA, id: diva2:1310673
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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