publication . Conference object . 2013

Usability of Discovery Portals

Bulens, J.D.; Vullings, L.A.E.; Houtkamp, J.M.; Vanmeulebrouk, B.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
As INSPIRE progresses to be implemented in the EU, many new discovery portals are built to facilitate finding spatial data. Currently the structure of the discovery portals is determined by the way spatial data experts like to work. However, we argue that the main target group for discovery portals are not spatial data experts but professionals with limited spatial knowledge, and a focus outside the spatial domain. An exploratory usability experiment was carried out in which three discovery portals were assessed by five participants representing the main target group “the professional outside the spatial domain”. The aim was to accept or reject our proposition t...
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free text keywords: Alterra - Spatial knowledge systems, Spatial Knowledge Systems, Applied Spatial Research
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