Title

Applying Scenario-Based Design and Claim Analysis to the Design of a Digital Library of Geography Examination Resources

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2005

Abstract

This paper describes the application of Carroll’s scenario-based design and claims analysis as a means of refinement to the initial design of a digital library of geographical resources (GeogDL) to prepare Singapore students to take a national examination in geography. GeogDL is built on top of G-Portal, a digital library providing services over geospatial and georeferenced Web content. Beyond improving the initial design of GeogDL, a main contribution of the paper is making explicit the use of Carroll’s strong theory-based but undercapitalized scenario-based design and claims analysis that inspired recommendations for the refinement of GeogDL. The paper concludes with an overview of the implementation of some of the recommendations identified in the study to address “usability” and “usefulness” design issues in GeogDL, and discusses implications of the findings in relation to geospatial digital libraries in general.

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Information Processing and Management

Volume

41

Issue

1

First Page

23

Last Page

40

ISSN

0306-4573

Identifier

10.1016/j.ipm.2004.04.004

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2004.04.004