Evaluating the Information Architecture of Digital Museums

  • Author / Creator
    Sellmer, Megan
  • 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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    Master of Arts/Master of Library and Information Studies
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. 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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    University of Alberta
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    • School of Library and Information Studies
    • Humanities Computing
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Shiri, Ali (School of Library and Information Studies)
    • Rockwell, Geoffrey (Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Shiri, Ali (School of Library and Information Studies)
    • Oliphant, Tami (School Library and Information Studies)
    • Gouglas, Sean (Humanities Computing and History and Classics)
    • Rockwell, Geoffrey (Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy)