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Google Bilders användbarhet: Gränssnitt, sökfunktioner och återvinning
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The usability of Google Images : Interface, search options and retrieval (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay explores to what extent the Swedish language version of Google Images meets the usability requirements of average everyday users. Previously published studies on user behaviour and users‟ interface and search option preferences define the usability requirements, which are matched against Google Images‟ actual interface and search options. The retrieval method of Google Images is also briefly discussed, and users‟ opinions about Google Images too, as they come across in the previously published user studies.

The findings are that Google Images lack some of the things that users ask for, but it still seems to be the most used image search engine among average internet users and more appreciated than other search engines. Since the user studies were conducted, Google Images has changed its interface and added new options in a way that indicates that the developers have read and taken inspiration from the user-oriented image retrieval research, and still do so. This should mean that Google Images is even more user-oriented and therefore appreciated today, and it might improve even more in the near future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011.
Keyword [en]
Image retrieval, search engine, usability, interface
Keyword [sv]
Bildåtervinning, sökmotor, användbarhet, gränssnitt
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-13019DiVA, id: diva2:426642
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-06-27 Created: 2011-06-24 Last updated: 2011-06-27Bibliographically approved

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