The Information Behavior and Interaction Research Group members conduct research projects focusing on examining how people interact with information during the process of information seeking, evaluation, and use. We study information-related behavior in various contexts including everyday life information activities, work environment, and learning situations. We also examine interactions between people and information through the use of various technologies such as web search engines, library systems, institutional repositories, and social media. To examine the complexity of information behavior, we employ multiple research methodologies including qualitative research, diary studies, experiments, and lab-based evaluation studies.
If you would like to know more about research projects that the IBI Research Group currently work on or you would like to join our research group, please contact Soo Young Rieh, Associate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan.