Karl Fast

  • Assistant Professor
  • Kent State University
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Human-information interaction Information architecture Information visualization Distributed cognition Digital libraries

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About

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.

Publications

Interaction and the epistemic potential of digital libraries

Fast K, Sedig K

International Journal on Digital Libraries (2011)

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Human-information interaction for digital libraries: from document repositories to knowledge environments

Fast K

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From pace layering to resilience theory: the complex implications of tagging for information architecture

Campbell D, Fast K

Information Architecture Summit (2006)

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The confluence of research and practice in information architecture

Fast K

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (2006)

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The INVENT framework: examining the role of information visualization in the reconceptualization of digital libraries

Fast K, Sedig K

Journal of Digital Information (2005)

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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Kent State University

August 2007 - Present

Research Assistant

University Of Western Ontario Department of Computer Science

September 2003 - December 2006 (3 years 3 months)

Information Architect

Argus Associates

October 2000 - April 2001 (6 months)

Manager of Online Content

Activestate

April 2000 - May 2000 (1 month)

Information Architect

Northern Lights Internet Solutions

March 1997 - March 2000 (3 years)

Information Architect

Zu.com Communications

April 1996 - April 1997 (1 year)

Research Engineer (Physics)

University of Saskatchewan

June 1994 - February 1997 (2 years 8 months)

Education history

University Of Western Ontario Department of Computer Science

PhD (Information Science)

September 2002 - February 2010 (7 years 5 months)

University Of Western Ontario Department of Computer Science

MLIS (Information Science)

May 2001 - April 2002 (11 months)

University of Saskatchewan

B.Sc. (Engineering Physics)

September 1990 - September 1994 (4 years)