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Reducing Electronic Information Overload

dc.contributor.advisorSrinivasan, Aravind
dc.contributor.authorAdamson, Colin
dc.contributor.authorGennaro, Chris
dc.contributor.authorKinchen, George
dc.contributor.authorKoehler, Joshua
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Peter
dc.contributor.authorMay-West, Derek
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jason
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-16T13:41:00Z
dc.date.available2014-07-16T13:41:00Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/15538
dc.description.abstractCollege students receive a wealth of information through electronic communications that they are unable to process efficiently. This information overload negatively impacts their affect, which is officially defined in the field of psychology as the experience of feeling or emotion. To address this problem, we postulated that we could create an application that organizes and presents incoming content in a manner that optimizes users’ ability to process information. First, we conducted surveys that quantitatively measured each participant’s psychological affect while handling electronic communications, which was used to tailor the features of the application to what the user’s desire. After designing and implementing the application, we again measured the user's affect using this product. Our goal was to find that the program promoted a positive change in affect. Our application, Brevitus, was able to match Gmail on affect reduction profiles, while succeeding in implementing certain user interface specifications.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectElectronic information resourcesen_US
dc.subjectAffect (Psychology)en_US
dc.subjectApplication softwareen_US
dc.subjectGemstone Team RIOen_US
dc.titleReducing Electronic Information Overloaden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtGemstone Program, University of Maryland (College Park, Md)


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