Learning by Doing

Understanding the Role of Affordance Informativity in Information Search Performance

Fei Liu, Bo Sophia Xiao, Eric T. K. Lim, Chee-Wee Tan

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    Information search is becoming increasingly demanding due to the booming of Consumer Generated Content (CGC) in online environment. This has led to growing scholarly interest in designing search features to accommodate diverse user preferences. Drawing on the Theory of Affordance Informativity, we advance ostensive informativity and performative informativity as focal mechanisms for search features to convey actions afforded to users. We further put forth a typology of search features that is grounded in both dimensions of search affordance informativities. Next, we construct a research framework that depicts how search affordance informativity bolsters information search performance. By conducting a field experiment on our custom-made online restaurant review website, we discovered that performative informativity increases search result anticipation and reduces search costs whereas ostensive informativity only facilitates the former. Search result anticipation in turn enhances search performance in terms of efficiency and utility, but the opposite effect is observed for search costs.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelICIS 2016 Proceedings
    Antal sider18
    Udgivelses stedAtlanta, GA
    ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publikationsdato2016
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9780996683135
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    BegivenhedThe 37th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2016: Digital Innovation at the Crossroads - Dublin, Irland
    Varighed: 11 dec. 201614 dec. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 37
    https://icis2016.aisnet.org/

    Konference

    KonferenceThe 37th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2016
    Nummer37
    LandIrland
    ByDublin
    Periode11/12/201614/12/2016
    AndetThirty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems
    Internetadresse
    NavnProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems
    Vol/bind37

    Emneord

    • Online information search
    • Search affordance informativity
    • Search efficiency
    • Search utility
    • Filed experiment

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    Liu, F., Xiao, B. S., Lim, E. T. K., & Tan, C-W. (2016). Learning by Doing: Understanding the Role of Affordance Informativity in Information Search Performance. I ICIS 2016 Proceedings Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Bind. 37
    Liu, Fei ; Xiao, Bo Sophia ; Lim, Eric T. K. ; Tan, Chee-Wee. / Learning by Doing : Understanding the Role of Affordance Informativity in Information Search Performance. ICIS 2016 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2016. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Bind 37).
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    Liu, F, Xiao, BS, Lim, ETK & Tan, C-W 2016, Learning by Doing: Understanding the Role of Affordance Informativity in Information Search Performance. i ICIS 2016 Proceedings. Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Atlanta, GA, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, bind 37, The 37th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2016, Dublin, Irland, 11/12/2016.

    Learning by Doing : Understanding the Role of Affordance Informativity in Information Search Performance. / Liu, Fei; Xiao, Bo Sophia; Lim, Eric T. K.; Tan, Chee-Wee.

    ICIS 2016 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2016. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Bind 37).

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningpeer review

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    Liu F, Xiao BS, Lim ETK, Tan C-W. Learning by Doing: Understanding the Role of Affordance Informativity in Information Search Performance. I ICIS 2016 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2016. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Bind 37).