Ben Heuwing Ben Heuwing

Currently I am working as a research assistance at the institute of information science and language technology (University of Hildesheim, Germany).  My research interests include methods for user centred requirements analysis, information seeking behaviour and the design of interactive information retrieval systems with a focus on information analysis in different domains.   I am currently involved in a project in the digital humanities. Here, we analyse the behaviours and intentions of historians when doing research, concentrating on processes of information structuring and interpretation. Based on the findings, we derive new methods and technologies for interactive, large scale text analysis in the area of digital history. I recently finished my PhD-thesis, which focused on the potentials of using results from usability studies as a knowledge recourse within organizations. Processes and methods used in usability engineering and user centred design in organizations constitute an interesting domain of analysis. I completed a Master of International Information Management at the University of Hildesheim in 2008, with political science and business administration as secondary subjects.  To get to know new and interesting domains is the reason why I enjoy doing research in the field of information science.

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