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From the visual book to the WEB book : the importance of design

Landoni, M. and Wilson, R. and Gibb, F. (2000) From the visual book to the WEB book : the importance of design. Electronic Library, 18 (6). pp. 407-419. ISSN 0264-0473

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the results of two studies into electronic book production. The Visual book study explored the importance of the visual component of the book metaphor for the production of more effective electronic books, while the WEB book study took the findings of the Visual book and applied them to the production of books for publication on the World Wide Web (WWW). Both studies started from an assessment of which kinds of paper book are more suitable for translation into electronic form. Both also identified publications which are meant to be used for reference rather than those which are read sequentially, and usually in their entirety. This group includes scientific publications and textbooks which were both used as the target group for the Visual book and the WEB book experiments. In this paper we discuss the results of the two studies and how they could influence the design and production of more effective electronic books.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 32511
    Notes: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2000, Volume 1923/2000, 305-314.
    Keywords: electronic books, visual rhetoric, Electronic computers. Computer science
    Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
    Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2011 11:33
    Last modified: 20 Jul 2013 21:39
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/32511

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