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Hiding our Collections in Plain Site: Interface Strategies for "Findability"
|Title||Hiding our Collections in Plain Site: Interface Strategies for "Findability"|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Secondary Title||Museums and the Web|
|Conference Start Date||April 13-17, 201|
|Publisher||Archives & Museum Informatics|
|Place Published||Denver, Colorado, USA|
|Editor||Trant, J., & Bearman D.|
|Keywords||art collection, browse, faceted search, findability, interface, log analysis|
A recent redesign of the collection search interface for an on-line art education tool (ArtsConnectEd.org) has provided an opportunity to compare usage patterns between the two versions. In this paper I first survey current search interface design patterns, then discuss the new interface, the log cleanup and analysis, and finally present evidence-based recommendations that may be applied to the general problem of presenting large collections on-line.