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Usability Guidelines for an Online Image Database

Ruth Chang, Donald F. Bliss II, Anne R. Altemus

Abstract


There are currently no existing guidelines for optimizing user experience in online image databases. Here we use established usability design principles to develop a set of 50 recommendations for improving database organization, navigability, and search functionality. We conduct a resource audit of commercial and non-profit image galleries and evaluate them upon our criteria. Our findings are summarized within a basic wireframe to be used as reference for prospective image databases in the future. 


Keywords


interface design; UI; usability; interface; image database

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