Caria, Federico and Mathiak, Brigitte (2018). A Hybrid Focus Group for the Evaluation of Digital Scholarly Editions of Literary Authors. In: Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces, 12, pp. 267-285. Norderstedt: BoD. ISBN 978-3-7481-0925-9

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Abstract

Digital scholarly editions (DSEs) are becoming more and more important for the work of scholars in the humanities. Yet, little is known about how the end users benefit from DSEs in contrast to paper editions, which kinds of interfaces for digital editions are the most useful and how the user interface of digital editions can be improved systematically. In order to answer these questions, we collected qualitative and quantitative data through a user study with a hybrid focus group of humanities graduate students. Open task scenarios were designed to explore the usefulness of three DSEs. Our key result is that lack of usability can be a serious hurdle for users to effectively use the DSE. This leads the participants to prefer books over the DSE, although they do value the added benefits the DSE o ers in terms of additional content.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Proceedings Item
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Caria, FedericoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mathiak, BrigitteUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Editors:
EditorsEmailORCID
Bleier, RomanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bürgermeister, MartinaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Klug, Helmut W.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Neuber, FrederikeUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schneider, GerlindeUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Corporate Creators: Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-91202
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik
Publisher: BoD
ISBN: 978-3-7481-0925-9
Volume: 12
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH)
Language: English
Date: 2018
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Place of Publication: Norderstedt
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 267-285
Title of Book: Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/9120

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