Good, bad, and practical: Exploring human memory in everyday information behavior

Lo Lee, Melissa G. Ocepek, Stephann Makri

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This study investigates how memory affects everyday information behavior. Previous literature generally examined memory as a broad category, missing to consider how the variance in memory influences information behavior. To bridge this gap, we interviewed and observed 10 arts and crafts hobbyists when they navigated a creative shopping space designed to spark serendipity. Findings demonstrate the distinction between memory, including positive, negative, and practical, along with their potential impacts on everyday information behavior. This work provides a novel analysis of memory, shedding new light on the subtlety of memory in information behavior research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere342
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020


  • arts and crafts
  • information behavior
  • memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Library and Information Sciences


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