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Folkbibliotekens webbplatsers grafiska användargränssnitt Kvalitativa intervjuer med webbansvariga
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2001 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
The graphical user interfaces of public libraries web sites : qualitative interviews with web masters (English)
Abstract [en]

The web sites of Swedish public libraries display a high level of heterogeneity when it comes to design and graphical user interface. The thesis is based on the opinion that the visuals of a public library web site have implications for the user as well as for the library. The design of the graphical user interface influences the attention of the user and his/her ability to absorb information. Furthermore, there is a connection between the visuals and the users opinion about the credibility of the content of the web site, as well as of the organisation itself. The research question is: Which factors may have an impact on the design of the graphical user interfaces of a public library web site? The purpose is to create an understanding for these factors and emphasize them. The empirical material consists of semistructured interviews with in all twelve web masters. A strategic method of selection was used in order to attain variation concerning the visuals and design of the web sites user interfaces. The theoretical context is human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, and graphical user interface design for the web. The result shows that the following factors may influence the visuals of a web sites graphical user interface: the educational and professional background of the web masters and their experience of designing for the web; the web masters knowledge level of HCI principles and web design guidelines; the distribution of the work, and the use of internal and external expertise; the amount of hours and number of staff invested; the commitment of the library management and the library staff; the purpose of the web site; and the existence of municipal design guidelines.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2001.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2001:66
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20585Local ID: 2320/837OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20585DiVA, id: diva2:1312519
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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