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Subject/Keyword
Digital Museums
Content Analysis
Information Architecture
Heuristic Evaluation
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Sellmer, Megan
Supervisor and department
Rockwell, Geoffrey (Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy)
Shiri, Ali (School of Library and Information Studies)
Examining committee member and department
Gouglas, Sean (Humanities Computing and History and Classics)
Rockwell, Geoffrey (Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy)
Shiri, Ali (School of Library and Information Studies)
Oliphant, Tami (School Library and Information Studies)
Department
School of Library and Information Studies
Humanities Computing
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Date accepted
2017-09-22T09:48:00Z
Graduation date
2017-11:Fall 2017
Degree
Master of Arts/Master of Library and Information Studies
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Digital museums need to prioritize the information architecture found in their website design in order to optimize the structure and organization of their collection for users. This study used the usability inspection method, heuristic evaluation, to examine nine select digital museums. The heuristics were created during a content analysis study of general knowledge information architecture books. The information architecture principles found during the heuristic evaluation were compared and summarized in order to create a list of criteria that select digital museums can use to facilitate interoperability and consistency between websites.
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English
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doi:10.7939/R3SQ8QX6Z
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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