2019 Main Conference Talk
Topic(s): design thinking, information architecture, and psychology
This talk brings to light some considerations for information architects as they design information spaces for users. Specifically, at times information will appear based on display logic/user input as users navigate spaces. In some cases, the user may be asked if they would like additional information, which may contain self-relevant feedback (e.g., what is your credit score? What is your risk for developing breast cancer?). Dr. Novell’s research over the last 10 years has focused on how people navigate feedback environments in medical, academic, and sales settings, specifically investigating the factors that may influence a user’s receptivity to feedback. In this talk, Dr. Novell presents different research projects she has worked on, which examine the influence of both motivated factors (e.g., expected feedback valence and perceived fixedness of the feedback domain), as well as unmotivated factors (e.g., feedback default settings/choice architecture) on users’ navigation within feedback environments. Her research offers insights for information architects as they design information environments by providing a new lens on user information interaction behaviors.
About the speaker(s)
Dr. Corinne Novell is a social scientist who studies how people navigate information environments online. In her research, she examines factors that prompt people to avoid available information (e.g., feedback), and the consequences of such avoidance. She also examines the effects of fixed versus growth mindsets in performance and consumer contexts.
Dr. Novell received her PhD in Social Psychology in 2012 from the University of Florida. Since then, she has held both postdoctoral and tenure-track Assistant Professor positions at universities. She currently resides in Orlando, FL, and enjoys writing, photography, and playing tennis.