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Pub. period:2008-2012
Pub. count:5
Number of co-authors:8


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Marilyn Ostergren's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Jacob O. Wobbrock:71
Efthimis N. Efthim..:18
David M. Levy:9

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Publications by Marilyn Ostergren (bibliography)

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Levy, David M., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Kaszniak, Alfred W. and Ostergren, Marilyn (2012): The effects of mindfulness meditation training on multitasking in a high-stress information environment. In: Proceedings of the 2012 Conference on Graphics Interface 2012. pp. 45-52.

We describe an experiment to determine the effects of meditation training on the multitasking behavior of knowledge workers. Three groups each of 12-15 human resources personnel were tested: (1) those who underwent an 8-week training course on mindfulness-based meditation, (2) those who endured a wait period, were tested, and then underwent the same 8-week training, and (3) those who had 8-weeks of training in body relaxation. We found that only those trained in meditation stayed on tasks longer and made fewer task switches, as well as reporting less negative emotion after task performance, as compared with the other two groups. In addition, both the meditation and the relaxation groups showed improved memory for the tasks they performed.

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Levy, David M., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Kaszniak, Alfred W. and Ostergren, Marilyn (2011): Initial results from a study of the effects of meditation on multitasking performance. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2011. pp. 2011-2016.

This paper reports initial results from a study exploring whether training in meditation or relaxation can improve office workers' ability to multitask on a computer more effectively andor with less stress. Human resource (HR) personnel were given 8 weeks of training in either mindfulness meditation or body relaxation techniques, and were given a stressful multitasking test both before and after training. (A third group, a control group, received no intervention during the 8-week period but was tested both before and after this period.) Results indicate that overall task time and errors did not differ significantly among the three groups. However, the meditation group reported lower levels of stress and showed better memory for the tasks they had performed; they also switched tasks less often and remained focused on tasks longer.

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Ostergren, Marilyn, Hemsley, Jeff, Belarde-Lewis, Miranda and Walker, Shawn (2011): A vision for information visualization in information science. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference 2011. pp. 531-537.

This paper presents the case for Information Visualization (IV) to be a central, integrated component of study in Information Science. We summarize the current state of IV within iSchools, the market demand for IV skills, the intellectual contributions of IV to the field of Information Science and the potential intellectual contributions of Information Science to the field of IV. We conclude with three, non-exclusive scenarios for the inclusion of IV into the iSchool curriculum as first steps toward realizing this: integration throughout the curriculum, a core course, and a specialization tract.

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Ostergren, Marilyn, Yu, Seung-yon and Efthimiadis, Efthimis N. (2010): The value of visual elements in web search. In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval 2010. pp. 867-868.

We used eye-tracking equipment to observe 36 participants as they performed three search tasks using three graphically-enhanced web search interfaces (Kartoo, SearchMe and Viewzi). In this poster we describe findings of the study focusing on how the presentation of SERP results influences how the user scans and attends to the results, and the user satisfaction with these search engines.

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Ostergren, Marilyn (2008): The principles of beautiful Web design. In JASIST - Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59 (1) p. 159.

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