Net ergonomics: Information retrieval in health care domains

Luciano Gamberini, Giuseppe Riva

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The explosion of Internet-based socio-cultural subcontexts and the possibility, horizontally distributed, of handling information on the Net, are transforming information retrieval in a key topic for psychosocial research. However, describing and analyzing how a huge and complex topic can be discussed in the Net and how people's behaviors and attitudes can be influenced by this discussion, is a very complicated task. The aim of this chapter, is both to point out the limits of traditional approaches to the analysis of information retrieval in complex Internet-based domains, and to propose some advice for a cultural approach to the Net. In particular, starting from the analysis of a specific health care domain-drug abuse-the chapter will try to identify some guidelines for the study of these issues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event8th Annual Meeting of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR 2000 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 27 2000Jan 30 2000


Other8th Annual Meeting of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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