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Karl Fast

  • Assistant Professor
  • Kent State University
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  • 14

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Research Interests

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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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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Synonym rings and authority files

  • Leise F
  • Fast K
  • Steckel M
Boxes and Arrows (2003)
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All about facets & controlled vocabularies

  • Leise F
  • Fast K
  • Steckel M
Boxes and Arrows (2002)
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What is a controlled vocabulary?

  • Leise F
  • Fast K
  • Steckel M
Boxes and Arrows (2002)
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Kent State University

August 2007

Research Assistant

University Of Western Ontario Department of Computer Science

September 2003 - December 2006 (3 years)

Information Architect

Argus Associates

October 2000 - April 2001 (6 months)

Manager of Online Content

Activestate

April 2000 - May 2000 (a month)

Information Architect

Northern Lights Internet Solutions

March 1997 - March 2000 (3 years)

Information Architect

Zu.com Communications

April 1996 - April 1997 (a year)

Research Engineer (Physics)

University of Saskatchewan

June 1994 - February 1997 (3 years)

Education history

University Of Western Ontario Department of Computer Science

PhD (Information Science)

September 2002 - February 2010 (7 years)

University Of Western Ontario Department of Computer Science

MLIS (Information Science)

May 2001 - April 2002 (a year)

University of Saskatchewan

B.Sc. (Engineering Physics)

September 1990 - September 1994 (4 years)