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ERIC Number: EJ901669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
User-Centered Design: Improving Viewers' Learning Opportunities in Art Museums in Japan
Fushimi, Kiyoka; Motoyama, Kiyofumi
Journal of Museum Education, v32 n1 p73-85 Spr 2007
Portable terminals such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and mobile phones are very convenient because it is possible to use them anytime and anywhere. Portable devices can be used for efficiently supplying various modes of information ranging from text and images to and audio and movies at the user's discretion. This mode of information delivery has many advantages. However, priority has been given to the technical development of systems for portable devices, while design aspects that focus on the user have been neglected. User-centered design (UCD) places the user at the center of the design process. This paper reports on how UCD should be an integral part of any design process by detailing research conducted in Japan on viewing support systems using mobile phones and PDAs in art museums. (Contains 14 figures and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan