Usability Evaluation of Virtual Museums’ Interfaces Visualization Technologies

  • Stella Sylaiou
  • Vassilis Killintzis
  • Ioannis Paliokas
  • Katerina Mania
  • Petros Patias
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8526)


This paper reports on a user-centered formative usability evaluation of diverse visualization technologies used in Virtual Museums. It initially presents the selection criteria and the five museum websites involved in the analysis. Then, it describes the evaluation process, in which a group of subjects explored the museums’ on-line resources and answered in two usability questions concerning overall reaction to the website and the subjective satisfaction of the users. After user testing, quantitative and qualitative data have been collected and statistically analysed. However, much research remains to be done on future research in terms of larger sample, different methodologies and varied contexts.


history and culture digital humanitis cultural informatics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stella Sylaiou
    • 1
  • Vassilis Killintzis
    • 2
  • Ioannis Paliokas
    • 3
  • Katerina Mania
    • 4
  • Petros Patias
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesHellenic Open UniversityGreece
  2. 2.Lab or Medical InformaticsAristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Democritus University of ThraceGreece
  4. 4.Laboratory of Photogrammetry and Remote SensingAristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece

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