MedioVis - A User-Centred Library Metadata Browser

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MedioVis - A User-Centred Library Metadata Browser
MedioVis is a visual information seeking system which was designed especially for library data. The objective target was to create a system which simplifies and optimizes the user’s information seeking process and thus further motivates the user to browse in the library stock. To enhance the motivation special attention was given to consider joy of use aspects during the design of the user interface. The primary user interface design is based on multiple coordinated views to offer a great variety of exploration possibilities in a directmanipulative manner. To accomplish a self-explanatory usability of the system for non-expert users, the development was accompanied by continuous user tests with casual and regular library users. At the end of the development process a comprehensive summative evaluation was conducted, comparing efficiency and joy of use of the existing web-based catalogue system KOALA of the library of the University of Konstanz with the MedioVis system. The results of...
Christian Grün, Jens Gerken, Hans-Christian J
Added 27 Jun 2010
Updated 27 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors Christian Grün, Jens Gerken, Hans-Christian Jetter, Werner A. König, Harald Reiterer
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