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Michael Twidale

Professor

Primary Affiliation

Organizational Intelligence and Computational Social Science

Affiliations

Status Affiliate Faculty

Home Information Sciences

Phone 265-0510

Email twidale@illinois.edu

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  • Biography

    Michael Twidale is a professor of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include computer-supported cooperative work, computer-supported collaborative learning, human-computer interaction, information visualization, and museum informatics. Current projects include studies of informal social learning of technology, technological appropriation, metrics for open access, collaborative information retrieval, low-cost information visualization, ubiquitous learning and the usability of open source software. His approach involves the use of interdisciplinary techniques to develop high-speed, low-cost methods to better understand the difficulties people have with existing computer applications and so to design more effective systems.