A study into the usability of e-encyclopaedias

R. Wilson, J. Shortreed, M. Landoni

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This paper describes a usability study performed on three different e-encyclopaedias, all of which were available on the web, contained similar content and targeted similar audiences, but differed in their styles of presentation. The purpose of the study was to discover the effectiveness of each design in terms of overall usability and subjective satisfaction, to extract general guidelines for the successful design of e-encyclopaedias, and to examine the requirements of different user groups.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event19th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2004) - Nicosia, Cyprus
Duration: 14 Mar 200417 Mar 2004


Conference19th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2004)
CityNicosia, Cyprus


  • e-encyclopaedias
  • electronic encyclopaedias
  • usability
  • evaluation

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Wilson, R., Shortreed, J., & Landoni, M. (2004). A study into the usability of e-encyclopaedias. Paper presented at 19th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2004), Nicosia, Cyprus, .