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Evaluating University course search: - development of a new user-centred interface concept
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Findwise is a Europe-wide producer of search solutions. One of their search solutions included a university course search interface, which needed revision due to a loss of coherence in the structure. This had negative impact on the simplicity and usability. The thesis describes a process for improving the interface design and user-friendliness of the course search. The search interface previously developed by Findwise have been studied and evaluated in order to develop and bring forward a proposal for a new interface design mock-up. In addition to this, two areas have been explored in more detail; search engines and Human computer interaction methods.

The resulting proposal consist of usable methods for structuring course search interfaces, creating a more intuitive new design.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
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Media Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-66755OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-66755DiVA: diva2:609269
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Findwise
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Medieteknik
Uppsok
Technology
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Available from: 2014-01-15 Created: 2013-03-05 Last updated: 2014-01-15Bibliographically approved

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