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Presentation at IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen – April 24, 2013. Speech notes available: http://www.academia.edu/3450618/Designing_for_serendipity_in_food_chains_of_everyday_life_creativity

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  • 1.IVA Royal School of Library and Information ScienceDesigning for serendipity in food chains of everyday life creativity Lennart Bjrneborn Associate Professor, PhD IVA Royal School of Library and Information Science University of Copenhagen LB@iva.dk http://ku-dk.academia.edu/BjornebornBjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 1

2. IVA Royal School of Library and Information Scienceserendipity Horace Walpole 4th Earl of Orford, 1717-1797serendipity making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of Walpole, 1754Bjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 2 3. IVA Royal School of Library and Information ScienceThe three princes of Serendip Serendip = Sri Lanka Merton & Barber (2004). The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity: A Study in Historical Semantics and the Sociology of Science. Princeton University Pressthe art of making an unsought finding Van Andel (1994). Anatomy of the unsought finding: Serendipity: Origin, history, domains, traditions, appearanc es, patterns and programmability. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 45(2): 631-648.Bjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 3 4. Bjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar Slide 4 5. IVA Royal School of Library and Information Scienceagenda discuss design dimensions across physical and digital mediation spaces like libraries, museums, web sites and urban spaces that may enable and trigger people to find interesting resources not planned or not known in advance. such mediation spaces enabling serendipity may be seen as important players in food chains of everyday life creativity that may feed - and be fed through other innovation infrastructures in society as addressed by the national INNO+ initiative that the University of Copenhagen is contributing to.Bjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 5 6. why is serendipity interesting? serendipity: finding interesting things in unplanned ways important role in many scientific discoveriesBjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 6 7. is this serendipity?penicillin 7 8. antabus 9. why is serendipity interesting? serendipity: finding interesting things in unplanned ways important role in many scientific discoveries also integral part in everyday information practices how we get new inspiration, ideas, insights in everyday life how we explore and learn many new things in life since infanthood serendipity is foreseeable in unforeseeable worldBjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 9 10. serendipity: foreseeable phenomenon in unforeseeable world how we get inspiration, ideas, insights in everyday lifeBjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar April 24, 2013 11. how we explore and learn many new things in life since infanthoodBjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 11 12. how and where do we get new ideas in everyday life? how and where do new ideas spread in society?food chains of everyday serendipity & creativity homo ludensBjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 12Revenge of the Right Brain. Wired, February 2005 13. Micro-serendipity: Meaningful Coincidences in Everyday Life Shared on Twitter iConference 2013, Fort Worth, TX http://hdl.handle.net/2142/36052 Toine Bogers & Lennart Bjrneborn Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen 14. IVA Royal School of Library and Information Science14 15. 15 16. 16 17. why is serendipity interesting? serendipity: finding interesting things in unplanned ways important role in many scientific discoveries also integral part in everyday information behavior how we get new inspiration, ideas, insights in everyday life how we explore and learn many new things in life since infanthood serendipity is foreseeable in unforeseeable worlddesign for stimulating and supporting serendipity search engines, recommender systems (e.g. music, books), micro-blogging, 18. IVA Royal School of Library and Information Science4 network layers in mediation spaces / food chains reachability structures serendipity affordances places/ forums people/ profiles artefacts/ resourcesmetadata Bjrneborn work-in-progress Bjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 19 19. IVA Royal School of Library and Information ScienceTantrix 20. IVA Royal School of Library and Information Science3 key serendipity dimensions traversability rich navigational topology how traversable is phys./dig. terrain? i.e., how easy is it to move around? diversity rich topical topology how diversified is terrain? i.e., how much new stuff to find? sensoriality rich sensorial topology how perceivable is terrain? i.e., how easy is it to sense? Bjrneborn work-in-progress Bjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 22 21. IVA Royal School of Library and Information Science10 serendipity sub-dimensionsmodified after Bjrneborn (2010) Bjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 23 22. IVA Royal School of Library and Information Science3 key serendipity dimensions traversability how traversable is environment? accessibility + multi-reachability + explorability + stopability diversity how diversified is environment? diversity + imperfection + cross contacts sensoriality how perceivable is environment? display + contrasts + pointers Bjrneborn work-in-progressBjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 24 23. Photo: Jannik Mulvadkey serendipity dimension: traversabilityAarhus Main Libraryexplorability interface invites users to move, look around and explore 24. key serendipity dimension: diversityCopenhagen Main Libraryimperfection allowing cracks and users behavioural traces in interface 25. key serendipity dimension: sensorialityVangede Librarycontrastssensorial differentiation incl. quiet zones + display zones 26. IVA Royal School of Library and Information Science3 key serendipity dimensions traversability how traversable is environment? accessibility + multi-reachability + explorability + stopability diversity how diversified is environment? diversity + imperfection + cross contacts sensoriality how perceivable is environment? display + contrasts + pointers Bjrneborn work-in-progressBjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 28 27. IVA Royal School of Library and Information Sciencefinal remarks discuss design dimensions across physical and digital mediation spaces like libraries, museums, web sites and urban spaces that may enable and trigger people to find interesting resources not planned or not known in advance. such mediation spaces enabling serendipity may be seen as important players in food chains of everyday life creativity that may feed - and be fed through other innovation infrastructures in society as addressed by the national INNO+ initiative that the University of Copenhagen is contributing to.Bjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 30 28. IVA Royal School of Library and Information ScienceDesigning for serendipity in food chains of everyday life creativity Lennart Bjrneborn Associate Professor, PhD IVA Royal School of Library and Information Science University of Copenhagen LB@iva.dk http://ku-dk.academia.edu/BjornebornBjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013 Slide 31 29. IVA Royal School of Library and Information Scienceselected references Bogers, T. & Bjrneborn, L. (2013). Micro-serendipity: Meaningful coincidences in everyday life shared on Twitter. Proceedings of iConference 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/36052Bjrneborn, L. (2011). Behavioural traces and indirect user-to-user mediation in the participatory library. Proceedings of ISSOME 2011, the International Conference on Information Science and Social Media. http://bit.ly/ZZ962cBjrneborn, L. (2010a). Design dimensions enabling divergent behaviour across physical, digital,and social library interfaces. pp. 143-149. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6137 / Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Persuasive Design, PERSUASIVE 2010. Springer. http://bit.ly/1620FG7 Bjrneborn, L. (2010b). Genre connectivity and genre drift in a web of genres. pp. 255-274. In: Mehler, A. et al. (eds.). Genres on the Web : Computational Models and Empirical Studies. (Series: Text, Speech and Language Technology, vol. 42). Springer. http://bit.ly/ZBnSuVBjrneborn, L. (2008). Serendipity dimensions and users' information behaviour in the physical library interface. Information Research, 13(4): paper 370. http://informationr.net/ir/13-4/paper370.htmlBjrneborn, L. (2006). 'Mini small worlds' of shortest link paths crossing domain boundaries in an academic Web space. Scientometrics, 68(3): 395-414. http://bit.ly/11XHLvOmore references: http://ku-dk.academia.edu/Bjorneborn Bjrneborn IVA/CCC research seminar, University of Copenhagen April 24, 2013