Dr Stephann Makri
Academic researcher in Human-Information Interaction
Understands how people find and engage with information in digital environments, including Web, social media and AI-based. Uses this understanding to inform design and policy. Particularly interested in how people find information serendipitously. Currently focused on understanding and reducing information harms, e.g. mis/disinformation, polarisation, echo chambers and all forms of 'information manipulation.'
Selected academic publications. For a full list, visit Stephann's Google Scholar profile.
Zappia, C. & Makri, S. (2022). “I Try to Find a Balance”: Investigating Strategies for Self‐Regulating Covid News Consumption. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 59(1), 368-380.
Guiterrez-Lopez, M., Makri, S., MacFarlane, A., Porlezza, C., Cooper, G. & Missaoui, S. (2022). Making Newsworthy News: The Integral Role of Creativity and Verification in the Human Information Behaviour that Drives News Story Creation. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 73(10), 1445-1460.
Guiterrez-Lopez, M., Porlezza, C., Cooper, G., Makri, S., MacFarlane, A. & Missaoui, S. (2022). A Question of Design: Strategies for Embedding AI-Driven Tools into Journalistic Work Routines. Digital Journalism
Buchanan, G., Kelly, R., Makri, S. & McKay, D. (2022). Reading Between the Lies: A Classification Scheme of Types of Reply to Misinformation in Public Discussion Threads. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
Makri, S., Chen, Y-C., McKay, D., Buchanan, G. & Ocepek, M. (2019). Discovering the Unfindable: The Tension between Findability and Discoverability in a Bookshop Designed for Serendipity. In proc. INTERACT 2019. Paphos, Cyprus. Awarded best paper (reviewers' choice).
Makri, S., Hsueh, T-L. & Jones, S.V. (2019). Ideation as an intellectual information acquisition and use context: Investigating game designers’ information-based ideation behavior. Journal for the Association of Information Science and Technology, 70(8), 757-787.
Makri, S & Turner, S. (2019). “I can’t express my thanks enough”: The gratitude cycle in online communities. Journal for the Association of Information Science and Technology.
Makri, S & Buckley, L. (2019). Down the rabbit hole: Investigating disruption of the information encountering process. Journal for the Association of Information Science and Technology.
Blandford, A., Furniss, D. & Makri, S. (2016). Qualitative HCI Research: Going Behind the Scenes. Morgan & Claypool. London, UK.
Race, T. & Makri, S. (2016). Accidental Information Discovery: Cultivating serendipity in the Digital Age. Chandos Publishing.
Burnett, M., Stumpf, S., Macbeth, J., Makri, S., Beckwith, L., Kwan, I., Peters, A. & Jemigan, W. (2016). GenderMag: A Method for Evaluating Software's Gender Inclusiveness. Interacting with Computers. 5th most read IwC article in Feb. 2016.
Makri, S., Bhuiya, J., Carthy, J., Owusu-Bonsu, J. (2015). Observing Serendipity in Digital Information Environments. In proc. 77th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
Makri, S., Blandford, A., Woods, M., Sharples, S. & Maxwell, D. (2014). Making my Own Luck:Serendipity Strategies and how to Support them in Digital Information Environments. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65(11), 2179-2194.
Makri, S., Blandford, A., Cox, A.L., Attfield, S. & Warwick, C. (2011). Evaluating theInformation Behaviour Methods: A Formative Evaluation of Two Methods forAssessing the Functionality and Usability of Electronic Information Resources. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 69(7-8), 455-482.
Makri, S. & Warwick, C. (2010). Information for Inspiration: Understanding Architects’ Information-Seeking and Use Behavioursto Inform Design. Journal for the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 61 (9), 1745-1770.
Makri, S., Blandford, A. & Cox, A.L. (2008). Using Information Behaviours to Evaluate the Functionality and Usability of Electronic Resources: From Ellis’s Model to Resource Evaluation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 59(14), 2244-2267
Makri, S., Blandford, A. and Cox, A.L. (2008). Investigating theInformation-Seeking Behaviour of Academic Lawyers: From Ellis’s Model to Design. Information Processing and Management 44(2), 613-634.
Makri, S., Blandford, A., Gow, J., Buchanan, G., Rimmer, J. & Warwick, C. (2007). A Library or Justanother Information Resource? A Case Study of Users' Mental Models ofTraditional and Digital Libraries. Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology 58(3), 433-445.
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