Immediate Usability: A Case Study of Public Access Design for a Community Photo Library (2003)

dc.contributor.authorKules, Billen_US
dc.contributor.authorKang, Hyunmoen_US
dc.contributor.authorPlaisant, Catherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorRose, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorShneiderman, Benen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes a novel instantiation of a digital photo library in a public access system. It demonstrates how designers can utilize characteristics of a target user community (social constraints, trust, and a lack of anonymity) to provide capabilities that would be impractical in other types of public access systems. It also presents a compact set of design principles and guidelines for ensuring the immediate usability of public access information systems. These principles and guidelines were derived from our experience developing PhotoFinder Kiosk, a community photo library. Attendees of a major HCI conference (CHI 2001 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) successfully used the tool to browse and annotate collections of photographs spanning 20 years of HCI-related conferences, producing a richly annotated photo history of the field of human-computer interaction. Observations and log data were used to evaluate the tool and develop the guidelines. They provide specific guidance for practitioners, as well as a useful framework for additional research in public access interfaces.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesISR; TR 2005-42en_US
dc.titleImmediate Usability: A Case Study of Public Access Design for a Community Photo Library (2003)en_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US


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