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Exploring the Usability of Web Portals : a Croatian Case Study


Granić, Andrina; Mitrović, Ivica; Marangunić, Nikola
Exploring the Usability of Web Portals : a Croatian Case Study // International journal of information management, 31 (2011), 4; 339-349 doi:10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2010.11.001 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Exploring the Usability of Web Portals : a Croatian Case Study

Autori
Granić, Andrina ; Mitrović, Ivica ; Marangunić, Nikola

Izvornik
International journal of information management (0268-4012) 31 (2011), 4; 339-349

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Usability; user testing; guideline inspection; horizontal information web portals; case study

Sažetak
Web portal acts as a single point of access to information and services relevant to person's work or personal interests. Market research findings related to Croatian web context report that nowadays horizontal information portals are the most visited sites. Whether they reach their aim of facilitating users' access to diverse resources and to which extent, remains an open question. In this paper, this issue is addressed by two case studies conducted for summative assessment of Croatian horizontal information portals. Approach assembled expert inspection and user assessment that integrated a number of empirical methods into laboratory-based testing. We report that the results of inspection method were not in agreement with the ones obtained from user test methods. Although differences of this kind have been reported elsewhere, there were not as evident as in these studies. What is very interesting and represents a main contribution of the research is that in both rounds of evaluations this outcome is very sharp and clear. This suggests that we should conduct both kinds of assessments as they seem to be complementary. Evaluation provided some general findings and know-how from the experience and we believe that many readers, both practitioners and researchers, can learn from it.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Računarstvo



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Projekt / tema
177-0361994-1998 - Upotrebljivost i prilagodljivost sučelja inteligentnih autorskih ljuski (Andrina Granić, )

Ustanove
Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Split

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus


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