عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: To identify important elements in designing children’s online catalog regarding their characteristics and to design and develop an online catalog prototype based on identified elements and study children’s behavior while working with it.
Methodology: Mixed methodology using interview, think aloud, search files and log files to gather data from children while interacting with the self-designed prototype.
Results: Features such as proper use of icons, color and page segmentation (sort of elements) help in better usage of the catalog. Also, children often use subject browsing to find books in online catalog. This study offers a list of features and elements for designing children online catalog.
Conclusion: Children show reactive behavior when using the catalog and this should be considered in designing.
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