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Karl Fast

Assistant Professor , Kent State University
Kent, Ohio, United States

Research field: Computer and Information Science - Human-Computer Interaction
Human-information interaction
Information architecture
Information visualization
Distributed cognition
Digital libraries


Biographical Information

I teach user experience design at Kent State University.

I study how interacting with information helps people make sense of that information, reason with it, and use it to solve problems.

I'm a founding member of the Information Architecture Institute.

Also, I'm Canadian.


Professional Experience

2007 - Present
Assistant Professor at Kent State University
Kent, Ohio, United States
Classes taught:
Sketching in Code
Human-Information Interaction
Human-Computer Interaction
Information Architecture
Researching the User Experience
Information Visualization
Information Technologies
Sep 2003 - Dec 2006
Research Assistant at The University of Western Ontario
London, Canada
Classes taught:
Human-Computer Interaction
Information Architecture
Oct 2000 - Apr 2001
Information Architect at Argus Associates
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Apr 2000 - May 2000
Manager of Online Content at Activestate
Vancouver, Canada
Mar 1997 - Mar 2000
Information Architect at Northern Lights Internet Solutions
Saskatoon, Canada
Apr 1996 - Apr 1997
Information Architect at Communications
Saskatoon, Canada
Jun 1994 - Feb 1997
Research Engineer (Physics) at University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Canada

Sep 2002 - Feb 2010
The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada
PhD (Information Science)
May 2001 - Apr 2002
The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada
MLIS (Information Science)
Sep 1990 - Sep 1994
University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada
B.Sc. (Engineering Physics)

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