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Emerging Web Browsing Alternatives


TitleEmerging Web Browsing Alternatives
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBöddeker, S., McIntosh A., & Olmos A.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2009. Proceedings
Conference Start DateApril 15-18, 200
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywordsbrowsing, browsing alternatives, browsing metaphors, case study, design process, ethnographic study, field study, UCD, user research, user-centered design
Abstract

With the constant evolution of the Web, different browsing metaphors are expanding from navigation bars, drop-down menus, and sitemaps. More recent mechanisms such as tag-browsing, timelines, calendars, and the presentation of contextualised content are being offered to support general-purpose browsing. This paper addresses how these browsing alternatives can be used to fulfill the needs of the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s (CCA) on-line audience. The new CCA Web site is presented as an innovative case study for the replacement of a traditional navigation menu in favour of browsing tools supported by search and calendar functions, and shows how different Web browsing alternatives can best be used to support goal-oriented tasks.

URLhttp://www.archimuse.com/mw2009/papers/olmos/olmos.html