Discursive Navigation of Online News

Discursive Navigation of Online News
DIS, Discursive Formations, Rhizome, Organizational Framework, Online News

As a response to the current navigational format of online news, which is linear, chronological, and heavily delineated by topics, we propose a more discursive and heuristic model of navigation that will offer readers a variety of lenses, interpretations, and pathways to read through a news site. Through an analysis of two prominent discursive models of knowledge—Foucault's Discursive Formations and Deleuze and Guattari's Rhizome—we can determine an organizational framework that is more representative of human memory and associative connections. This discursive framework is put into practice through the interactive and exploratory medium of data visualization, shown in a sketch-based format.

S. Oliver, G. Gali, F. Chevalier, and S. Diamond. Discursive Navigation of Online Users In Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS'12), 4 pages, May 2012.

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