Heuristic evaluation of e-dictionaries

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dc.contributor.author Ball, L.H. (Liezl Hilde)
dc.contributor.author Bothma, T.J.D. (Theodorus Jan Daniel)
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-18T08:50:28Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-18T08:50:28Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE : The purpose of this paper is to discuss the heuristic evaluations of five e-dictionaries according to the criteria developed by Ball and Bothma (2018). E-dictionaries are increasingly making use of modern information technology to create advanced information tools. It is necessary to ensure that these new products are still usable. Heuristic evaluation is a usability evaluation method used to evaluate the usability of a product. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH : Five e-dictionaries were evaluated through heuristic evaluation. This method requires an evaluator to evaluate a product by using a set of criteria or guidelines. FINDINGS : Various usability issues, as well as good features of e-dictionaries, could be identified through these evaluations, and are discussed under the categories of content, information architecture, navigation, access (searching and browsing), help, customisation and use of other innovative technologies. ORIGINALITY/VALUE : Through the evaluations in this study, the criteria could be validated and an example of how the criteria can be used to evaluate e-dictionaries could be presented. en_ZA
dc.description.department Information Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Liezl H. Ball, Theo J.D. Bothma, (2018) "Heuristic evaluation of e-dictionaries", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 36 Issue: 2, pp.319-338, https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-07-2017-0144. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0741-9058 (print)
dc.identifier.other 10.1108/LHT-07-2017-0144
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/64969
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Emerald en_ZA
dc.rights © Emerald Publishing Limited 2018 en_ZA
dc.subject Evaluation criteria en_ZA
dc.subject Heuristic evaluation en_ZA
dc.subject E-dictionaries en_ZA
dc.subject Electronic dictionaries en_ZA
dc.subject Usability evaluation en_ZA
dc.subject Expert evaluation en_ZA
dc.title Heuristic evaluation of e-dictionaries en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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