Web designers and developers experiences of information literacy: a phenomenographic study

Sayyad Abdi, Elham, Partridge, Helen, and Bruce, Christine (2016) Web designers and developers experiences of information literacy: a phenomenographic study. Library & Information Science Research, 38 (4). pp. 353-359.

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Abstract

The qualitative research reported here identifies how web designers and developers experience information literacy. Using a phenomenographic approach, this cohort's experience is presented through a map of variation, which includes four different ways of experiencing information literacy. Analysis of 23 in-depth interviews with web workers from different stages of the web design and development process suggested the four ways web workers experience information literacy: staying informed, building a successful website, solving a problem or participating in a community of practice. The study advances the existing understanding of the concept of information literacy, especially in a professional context and from a relational perspective. Additionally, using the web professionals' world as the context of the study, the research contributes to the field of website design and development by shedding light on less-researched information experiences of people involved in the web industry.

Item ID: 53394
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-1848
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 01:56
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080799 Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890302 Library and Archival Services @ 100%
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