ERIC Number: ED482106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Evaluating the Features of Museum Websites: (The Bologna Report).
Di Blas, Nicoletta; Guermand, Maria Pia; Orsini, Carolina; Paolini, Paolo
MiLE (Milano Lugano Evaluation Method) is an innovative method for evaluating the quality and usability of hypermedia applications. In short, an inspection with MiLE requires the following steps: (1) selection of the relevant portion of the application; (2) selection of the abstract tasks that are relevant for the intended user scenarios; (3) execution of the abstract tasks, providing scores for each attribute; (4) weighting of the attributes and of the tasks chosen (a certain task can be more relevant than another); and (5) production of quantitative evaluation measures (applying weights to scores). This paper focuses upon the specific module of MiLE concerning cultural heritage applications, synthesizing the results of research carried on by a group of seven museum experts of Bologna (Italy), with the joint coordination of IBC (Institute for the Cultural Heritage of the Emilia Romagna Region) and Politecnico di Milano. The "Bologna group" is composed of different professional figures working in the museum domain: museum curators of artistic, archaeological and historical heritage; museum communication experts; Web sites of cultural institutions' communication experts. This paper illustrates the general features of MiLE and the guidelines for evaluating for Cultural Heritage applications, and then briefly presents a few of the results to be published in the "Bologna Report." (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Hypermedia, Multimedia Materials, Museums, Web Sites, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.archimuse.com/mw2002/papers/diblas/diblas.html/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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