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Creators, composers and consumers: Experiences of designing a digital library

Blandford, A; Gow, J; Buchanan, G; Warwick, C; Rimmer, J; (2007) Creators, composers and consumers: Experiences of designing a digital library. In: Baranauskas, C and Palanque, P and Abascal, J and Barbosa, SDJ, (eds.) Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2007, Pt 1, Proceedings. (pp. 239 - 242). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN

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Abstract

Many systems form 'chains' whereby developers use one system (or 'tool') to create another system, for use by other people. Little work within Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) has considered how usability considerations propagate through such chains and yet in many situations the usability of systems is determined by design decisions made at one or more steps removed from the immediate developers of the system in question. In this paper, we relate our experiences of developing digital library components and collections to this notion of "design chains". This case study illustrates the necessity of looking beyond the immediate users to try to anticipate the needs of stakeholders elsewhere in the design chain.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Creators, composers and consumers: Experiences of designing a digital library
Event:11th IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Location:Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
Dates:2007-09
ISBN-13:978-3-540-74794-9
Keywords:digital libraries, system development, design chains
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Information Studies
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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