[AISWorld] Volume 5 Issue 1 of AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction

Galletta, Dennis galletta at katz.pitt.edu
Sun Mar 31 00:59:38 EDT 2013

Announcing the Publication of
Volume 5 Issue 1 of AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction
HCI in the Era of Web 2.0

While spring weather seems to be crawling much too slowly towards us in the Northeast US, we take to reading to warm us up. This timely special issue of AIS Transactions on HCI should provide plenty of fireside reading on a very timely topic: HCI in the era of Web 2.0. This first issue of our fifth volume covers online communities for women, communities to communicate up-to-date weather information, and Twitter adoption, emotions, and interface design.

THCI is one of the journals in the AIS (Association for Information Systems) e-library (http://aisel.aisnet.org/thci). To increase awareness and readership, THCI is still freely available to everyone during its initial years of publishing. You can find information related to all aspects of THCI at its website,<http://aisel.aisnet.org/> including how to submit. We would like to thank AIS<http://home.aisnet.org/> Council for its continued support of the journal. We are also pleased to announce that we have published the journal on time for all 17 issues.

In this issue

This special issue of THCI addresses HCI issues in the era of Web 2.0. The special issue editors were Ozgur Turetken and Lorne Olfman, who graciously provided the summaries below.  This issue has four research articles.  Titles, authors and abstracts are listed below.

Editorial: Introduction to the AIS THCI Special Issue on Human Computer Interaction in the Web 2.0 Era
Ozgur Turetken and Lorne Olfman

Paper #1: "Developing an Online Community for Women in Computer and Information Sciences: A Design Rationale Analysis" by Mary Beth Rosson and John M. Carroll

This study tells the story of how faculty and students iteratively developed an online community based on action design research (Sein et al., 2011) which "conceptualizes the research process as containing the inseparable and inherently interwoven activities of building the IT artifact, intervening in the organization, and evaluating it concurrently" (p. 37). In this case, the IT artifact is a Web 2.0 based online community; the organization is a group dedicated to sustaining a community of women who want to consider being, are studying to be, or are practicing computer and information scientists; and the evaluation is accomplished through design rationale analysis. Over a period of more than two years the authors along with a number of students created the various versions of the online community, which grew slowly but surely in terms of the number of members and the amount and types of content.  A key design criterion was enabling community members without high level technical skills to take the lead in maintaining and further enhancing the community application. This was one of the reasons why the last iteration was built using Drupal.

Paper #2: "Web Weather 2.0: Improving Weather Information with User-generated Observations" by Katarina Elevant and Stefan Hratinski

This paper is also about the design of an application using an action design research approach. The problem space was to find a way to make weather forecasting for specific local areas more accurate than the ones that are typically based on one observation location in a relatively large area (100 square kilometers). Using the principles of weather forecasting along with the knowledge that a social media application could enable capture of current localized data, the authors developed a prototype system. Then they refined the system by assessing the kinds of current weather conditions three user groups (children, noncommuters and commuters) were able to report. The result is an application called Shareweather.

Paper #3: "Emotions in the Twitterverse and Implications for User Interface Design" by Anatoily Gruzd

This study uses multiple methods to tease out ideas for updating one facet of the Twitter interface. The authors take a standard (rather than an action research-based) approach to design science, and focus on tweaking an interface rather than building an application. They apply automated sentiment analysis (Liu, 2012) to a large dataset of "tweets" about the 2010 Winter Olympics to determine the influence of positive versus negative messages. A user survey was then conducted to help validate the findings of the sentiment analysis. The results lead to a proposal to revise the user interface of Twitter to increase the likelihood that tweeters would post/disseminate negative messages.

Paper #4: "Disentangling Twitter's Adoption and Use (Dis)Continuance: A Theoretical and Empirical Amalgamation of Uses and Gratifications and Diffusion of Innovations" by Constantinos K. Coursaris, Wietske Van Osch, Jieun Sung, and Younghwa Yun

This study tests a simple model that examines what factors contribute to usage of Twitter. This paper differs from the others in the special issue in that it applies a traditional research approach (rather than design science techniques) by statistically analyzing the results of a survey of active and inactive Twitter users. One or the other of two theories, stated in the paper's title, has been used to explain usage of social media. This paper creates a model that incorporates both theories, and the data show that the relationships between constructs and usage vary with respect to active and inactive users.

Call for Papers

THCI is a high-quality peer-reviewed international scholarly journal on Human-Computer Interaction. As an AIS journal, THCI is oriented to the Information Systems community, emphasizing applications in business, managerial, organizational, and cultural contexts. However, it is open to all related communities that share intellectual interests in HCI phenomena and issues. The editorial objective is to enhance and communicate knowledge about the interplay among humans, information, technologies, and tasks in order to guide the development and use of human-centered Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and services for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.

Topics of interest to THCI include but are not limited to the following:

 *   The behavioral, cognitive, motivational and affective aspects of human and technology interaction
 *   User task analysis and modeling; fit between representations and task types
 *   Digital documents/genres; human information seeking and web navigation behaviors; human information interaction; information visualization
 *   Social media; social computing; virtual communities
 *   Behavioral information security and information assurance; privacy and trust in human technology interaction
 *   User interface design and evaluation for various applications in business, managerial, organizational, educational, social, cultural, non-work, and other domains
 *   Integrated and/or innovative approaches, guidelines, and standards or metrics for human centered analysis, design, construction, evaluation, and use of interactive devices and information systems
 *   Information systems usability engineering; universal usability
 *   The impact of interfaces/information technology on people's attitude, behavior, performance, perception, and productivity
 *   Implications and consequences of technological change on individuals, groups, society, and socio-technical units
 *   Software learning and training issues such as perceptual, cognitive, and motivational aspects of learning
 *   Gender and information technology
 *   The elderly, the young, and special needs populations for new applications, modalities, and multimedia interaction
 *   Issues in HCI education

The language for the journal is English. The audience includes international scholars and practitioners who conduct research on issues related to the objectives of the journal. The publication frequency is quarterly: 4 issues per year to be published in March, June, September, and December. The AIS Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGHCI, http://sigs.aisnet.org/SIGHCI/) is the official sponsor for THCI.


Please visit the links above or the links from our AIS THCI page<http://aisel.aisnet.org/thci/> for details on any emerging special issue calls that will be announced in the future. Please keep checking our home page to see what is brewing! If you have an idea for a special issue, please drop us a line any time.

AIS THCI Editorial Board

Dennis Galletta, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Ping Zhang, Syracuse University, USA

Advisory Board
Izak Benbasat, University of British Columbia, Canada
John M. Carroll, Penn State University, USA
Phillip Ein-Dor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Jenny Preece, University of Maryland, USA
Gavriel Salvendy, Purdue University, USA and Tsinghua University, China
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, USA
Jane Webster, Queen's University, Canada,
K.K Wei, City University of Hong Kong, China

Senior Editor Board
Fred Davis, University of Arkansas, USA
Traci Hess, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Shuk Ying (Susanna) Ho, Australian National University
Mohamed Khalifa, University of Wollongong, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jinwoo Kim, Yonsei University, Korea
Anne Massey, Indiana University, USA
Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Lorne Olfman, Claremont Graduate University, USA
Kar Yan Tam, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China
Dov Te'eni, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Noam Tractinsky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Viswanath Venkatesh, University of Arkansas, USA
Mun Yi, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Associate Editor Board
Miguel Aguirre-Urreta, DePaul University, USA
Michel Avital, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Hock Chuan Chan, National University of Singapore
Christy M.K. Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Michael Davern, University of Melbourne, Australia
Carina de Villiers, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Alexandra Durcikova, University of Arizona, USA
Xiaowen Fang, DePaul University, USA
Matt Germonprez, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire USA
Jennifer Gerow, Virginia Military Institute, USA
Suparna Goswami, Technische U.München, Germany
Khaled Hassanein, McMaster University, Canada
Milena Head, McMaster University, Canada
Netta Iivari, Oulu University, Finland
Zhenhui Jack Jiang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Richard Johnson, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA
Weiling Ke, Clarkson University, USA
Sherrie Komiak, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Na Li, Baker College, USA
Paul Benjamin Lowry, City University of Hong Kong, China
Ji-Ye Mao, Renmin University, China
Scott McCoy, College of William and Mary, USA
Greg Moody, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Robert F. Otondo, Mississippi State University, USA
Lingyun Qiu, Peking University , China
Sheizaf Rafaeli, University of Haifa, Israel
René Riedl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Khawaja Saeed, Wichita State University, USA
Shu Schiller, Wright State University, USA
Hong Sheng, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Stefan Smolnik, European Business School (EBS), Germany
Jeff Stanton, Syracuse University, USA
Heshan Sun, University of Arizona USA
Jason Thatcher, Clemson University, USA
Horst Treiblmaier, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics, Austria
Ozgur Turetken, Ryerson University, Canada
Fahri Yetim, University of Siegen, Germany
Cheng Zhang, Fudan University , China
Meiyun Zuo, Renmin University, China

Managing Editor
Jian Tang, Syracuse University, USA


Dennis F. Galletta                      Professor of Business Administration
University of Pittsburgh                 and Director, Katz Doctoral Program
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