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Questions of design

  • All lexicographers working on online dictionary projects that do not wish to use an established form of design for their online dictionary, or simply have new kinds of lexicographic data to present, face the problem of what kind of arrangement is best suited for the intended users of the dictionary. In this chapter, we present data about questions relating to the design of online dictionaries. This will provide projects that use these or similar ways of presenting their lexicographic data with valuable information about how potential dictionary users assess and evaluate them. In addition, the answers to corresponding open-ended questions show, detached from concrete design models, which criteria potential users value in a good online representation. Clarity and an uncluttered look seem to dominate in many answers, as well as the possibility of customization, if the latter is not connected with a too complex usability model.

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Author:Alexander KoplenigORCiDGND, Carolin Müller-SpitzerORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):Using online dictionaries
Series (Serial Number):Lexicographica : series maior (145)
Publisher:De Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin; Boston
Editor:Carolin Müller-Spitzer
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2014
Date of Publication (online):2014/04/23
Tag:Online dictionary; adaptability; clarity; screen layout; usability
GND Keyword:Benutzer; Computerunterstützte Lexikographie
First Page:189
Last Page:204
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt