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Evaluation of a new web design for the dictionary portal OWID. An attempt at using eye-tracking technology

  • The main aim of the study presented in this chapter was to try out eyetracking as form to collect data about dictionary use as it is – for research into dictionary use – a new and not widely used technology. As the topic of research, we decided to evaluate the new web design of the IDS dictionary portal OWID. In the mid of 2011 where the study was conducted, the relaunch of the web design was internally finished but externally not released yet. In this regard, it was a good time to see whether users get along well with the new design decisions. 38 persons participated in our study, all of them students aged 20-30 years. Besides the results the chapter also includes critical comments on methodological aspects of our study.

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Author:Carolin Müller-SpitzerORCiDGND, Frank Michaelis, Alexander KoplenigORCiDGND
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; dictionary portal; eye-tracking; screen layout; sense navigation; web design
GND Keyword:Computerunterstützte Lexikographie; Portal <Internet>; Webdesign
First Page:207
Last Page:228
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt