Cousins, Steve B. and Paepcke, Andreas and Winograd, Terry and Bier, Eric A. and Pier, Ken (1997) The Digital Library Integrated Task Environment (DLITE). Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab.
We describe a case study in the design of a user interface to a digital library. Our design stems from a vision of a library as a channel to the vast array of digital information and doc ument services that are becoming available. Based on pub lished studies of library use and on scenarios, we developed a metaphor called workcenters, which are customized for users' tasks. Due to our scenarios and to prior work in the CHI community, we chose a direct-manipulation realization of the metaphor. Our system, called DLITE, is designed to make it easy for users to interact with many different ser vices while focusing on a task. Users have reacted favorably to the interface design in pilot testing, but a problem sur faced: we need a mechanism to teach new users about the metaphor and interface. We conclude by describing our approaches to this problem.
|Item Type:||Techreport (Technical Report)|
|Additional Information:||Previous number = SIDL-WP-1996-0049|
|Subjects:||Computer Science > Digital Libraries|
|Related URLs:||Project Homepage||http://www-diglib.stanford.edu/diglib/pub/|
|Deposited By:||Import Account|
|Deposited On:||28 Oct 2001 16:00|
|Last Modified:||01 Jan 2009 12:42|
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