This paper reports the first set of results of a field qualitative research, focusing on users as significant actors in shaping the Internet and in negotiating its meanings. The research has been conducted from January 2001 to April 2002 by "Osservatorio sulla Comunicazione" - a media research centre directed by Fausto Colombo which is part of the Università Cattolica del S. Cuore in Milan. The research was organised in two field steps, meant to investigate on the one side the representations and meanings that users assign to the Internet, and on the other side their actual navigation practices and styles. The paper we are presenting here focused on the second step, and aim both at defining "navigation styles" as a result of a set of socially situated practices, and at deploying the very idea of "navigation style" as an interface between Self and Other, uniqueness and iteration, individual expression and generalization, practice and its acknowledgment / recognizability. Style thus enabled us to articulate the dimension of "surfing practices" as a dimension of social action, and as practice of medium appropriation.

Scifo, B., Sfardini, A., Pasquali, F., Tosoni, S., The Practices of Web Navigation, in Good Bad Irrelevant. The users and the future of information and communication technolgies. A transdisciplinary, proactive and collaborative knowledge-building conference organised by COST Action 269 and The media Lab University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH, (Helsinki, 03-05 September 2003), Media Lab /University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH, Helsinki 2003: 228-231 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/29406]

The Practices of Web Navigation

Scifo, Barbara;Sfardini, Anna;Pasquali, Francesca;Tosoni, Simone
2003

Abstract

This paper reports the first set of results of a field qualitative research, focusing on users as significant actors in shaping the Internet and in negotiating its meanings. The research has been conducted from January 2001 to April 2002 by "Osservatorio sulla Comunicazione" - a media research centre directed by Fausto Colombo which is part of the Università Cattolica del S. Cuore in Milan. The research was organised in two field steps, meant to investigate on the one side the representations and meanings that users assign to the Internet, and on the other side their actual navigation practices and styles. The paper we are presenting here focused on the second step, and aim both at defining "navigation styles" as a result of a set of socially situated practices, and at deploying the very idea of "navigation style" as an interface between Self and Other, uniqueness and iteration, individual expression and generalization, practice and its acknowledgment / recognizability. Style thus enabled us to articulate the dimension of "surfing practices" as a dimension of social action, and as practice of medium appropriation.
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Good Bad Irrelevant. The users and the future of information and communication technolgies. A transdisciplinary, proactive and collaborative knowledge-building conference organised by COST Action 269 and The media Lab University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH
The good, the bad and the irrelevant. The user and the future of information and communication technologies
Helsinki
3-set-2003
5-set-2003
951-558-125-7
Media Lab /University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH
Scifo, B., Sfardini, A., Pasquali, F., Tosoni, S., The Practices of Web Navigation, in Good Bad Irrelevant. The users and the future of information and communication technolgies. A transdisciplinary, proactive and collaborative knowledge-building conference organised by COST Action 269 and The media Lab University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH, (Helsinki, 03-05 September 2003), Media Lab /University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH, Helsinki 2003: 228-231 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/29406]
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