Problem Current state of research Hypothesis Research method Planning
A lot of extra data Useful for researchers Overwhelming for laymen? How can we avoid this? Do conventional standards apply? Can we find issues regarding the general usability of EP’s?
“Does the addition of extra information in the form of for example images and interactive applications increase the feeling of comprehension?”
Loads of research on usability in general. (Nielsen 1994; 1992) Little to no research on the usability of Enhanced Publications It is named as a reason to provide as much data and their relations as possible (Hoogerwerf, 2009) Lots to be done
Adding images, videos, applications and such without taking steps to improve the usability will overwhelm the user, especially when they are not an expert on the topic of the paper. The usability guidelines that apply to websites and web applications also apply to enhanced publications.
Heuristic evaluation (Nielsen & Molich, 1990; Nielsen ). ◦ Performed by 2 persons with reasonable expertise regarding usability User testing ◦ Questions about the publication ◦ Problems found by the heuristic evaluation ◦ Think-aloud ◦ Post test questionnaire Measure opinion Will use the “The Niersen Beaker burial: A renewed study of a century-old excavation” publication (Journal of Archaeology in the Low Countries)
DeliverableDate Heuristic Evaluation24-12 User testing7-1 Draft Paper17-1 Final version paper24-1
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