Norm-based abduction process (NAP) in developing information architecture

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Tan, C, Abdaless, S and Liu, K (2018). Norm-based abduction process (NAP) in developing information architecture. The International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations (ICISO). University of Reading, Reading, UK 16 - 18 Jul 2018 doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94541-5_4
AuthorsTan, C, Abdaless, S and Liu, K

© 2018, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing. Abduction is a logical reasoning process that allows the discovery and creation of new knowledge. However, the function of knowledge is not explicitly developed in the existing research on abduction. Developing information architecture is a scientific inquiry in a practical context as it engages multiple stakeholders. However, the current research in information architecture does not appear to be underpinned by sound theoretical foundations. This paper proposes a norm-based abduction process (NAP) where norms are seen as knowledge in developing information architecture. A case study of a UK hospital is used for illustration purposes. The key contribution of this paper is to incorporate norms in the existing abduction process, to assert abduction as the foundation of a logical reasoning process and to derive a theoretical proposition for information architecture.

JournalIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Journal citation527, pp. 33-42
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94541-5_4
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CC BY 4.0
Publication dates
Print16 Jul 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited08 Sep 2018
Accepted25 Mar 2018
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