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Title: Involving users in OPAC interface design: Perspective from a UK study
Authors: Kani-Zabihi, E
Ghinea, G
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Citation: Symposium on Human Interface 2007, Held as Part of HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007, Proceedings, Part II, 4558: 374 - 383, Jul 2007
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine user suggestions for a typical OPAC (Online Public Library Catalogue) application’s functionality and features. An experiment was undertaken to find out the type of interactions features that users prefer to have in an OPAC. The study revealed that regardless of users’ Information Technology (IT) backgrounds, their functionality expectations of OPACs are the same. However, based on users’ previous experiences with OPACs, their requirements with respect to specific features may change. Users should be involved early in the OPAC development cycle process in order to ensure usable and functional interface.
Description: This is the post-print versoin of the Article. The official published version can be accessed from the link below - Copyright @ 2007 Springer
ISBN: 978-3-540-73353-9
ISSN: 0302-9743
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