Visualization as a research and design approach for library and information science. Exploring seniors' use of a visual search interface.

Rhiannon Gainor, Lisa Given, Stan Ruecker, Andrea Ruskin, Elisabeth (Bess) Sadler, Heather Simpson

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Abstract

The article presents an overview of a study which investigated how visualization theory could inform interface design and research practices in library and information science (LIS). The study seeks to design a prototype interface using visual similarity clustering principles and information behaviour and usability theories, as well as compare the usefulness of this prototype to existing text-based search tools. It also seeks to design and test an interface that would address the information and searching needs of a particular population.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalInformation Research
Volume12
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Computer interfaces
  • Information resources management
  • Information science -- Research
  • Library science research
  • Population
  • Visualization

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