SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] IA research?
Re: [Sigia-l] IA research?
> > I am a bit dismayed by the lack of quality research around web usage in
> > general and IA specifically.
> What problem(s) have you come across that you couldn't solve that pushed you
> into such despair?
It's not so much about "couldn't solve". It's about better ways of
understanding the problems, and better ways of attacking them.
> > And if there is hardly any research, then does that mean our profession
> > is getting stuck?
> You mean without 'academic-quality research' we wouldn't be where we are?
Without the little that's been done, yes. But I mean: if IA doesn't
become more research-driven (I mean *basic* research, not the practical
user research you do when doing a project), it risks becoming obsolete.
A few rules of thumb and borrowed concepts don't make a profession.
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