Digital heritage systems: the ARCO evaluation

Sylaiou, Stella, White, Martin and Liarokapis, Fotis (2013) Digital heritage systems: the ARCO evaluation. In: Garcia-Ruiz, Miguel A (ed.) Cases on usability engineering: design and development of digital products. Advances in human and social aspects of technology . IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 321-354. ISBN 9781466640467

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This chapter describes the evaluation methods conducted for a digital heritage system, called ARCO (Augmented Representation of Cultural Objects), which examines the tools and methods used for its evaluation. The case study describes the knowledge acquired from several user requirement assessments, and further describes how to use this specific knowledge to provide a general framework for a holistic virtual museum evaluation. This approach will facilitate designers to determine the flaws of virtual museum environments, fill the gap between the technologies they use and those the users prefer and improve them in order to provide interactive and engaging virtual museums. The proposed model used not only quantitative, but also qualitative evaluation methods, and it is based on the extensive evaluations of the ARCO system by simple end-users, usability experts and domain experts. The main evaluation criteria were usability, presence, and learning.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Martin White
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 10:41
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2013 09:38

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