Work Package 7

User interfaces for cultural heritage media (UI)

Objectives: design, development and evaluation of user interfaces for interacting with cultural heritage data.

In the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam use case of our project we aim at making use of “the crowd” to enrich the annotations of artworks. Since external users of cultural institutions are not familiar with classification schemes and (art- )historical expert knowledge, the annotation process must be broken down into simple tasks that can be solved with little effort. The interface for such a system has to present the task in a straightforward way while motivating the users to spend the time contributing their knowledge.

We investigate which design aspects and underlying mechanisms are responsible for the quality and quantity of tags added by users and how to engage users in the task.

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