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Improving the browsing and cataloguing experience of the District Six museum archives

Kruger, Kurt and Fabian Jacobs (2005) Improving the browsing and cataloguing experience of the District Six museum archives. Technical Report CS05-21-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Abstract

The LogosFlow system used by the District Six museum to capture and browse artefact collections is neither user-friendly nor intuitive. It was decided that an entirely new system be built and a user-centered design approach be taken to achieve this. Meetings were held with the collections staff, problems with the previous system identified and possible solutions brainstormed. Human-computer interaction methodologies were applied to the user interfaces and the usability of the resulting interfaces was subsequently tested by the staff. It was found that the proposed system was more intuitive and much easier to use than the LogosFlow system and that with the addition of minor extensions it might be a suitable replacement for the current system.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:District Six, museum, artefact, metadata, user interface, user-centered design, capture, search, browse, navigation
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:269
Deposited By:Kruger, Kurt
Deposited On:27 October 2005