Henry Stewart: Digital Asset Management New York Hilton NY, May 20-21, 2010 “The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media ” New York Archives Conference Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, June 2-4, 2010 Presentation Title: It works, but is it usable? Usability and DAMS In 2009, the Metropolitan Museum of Art attempted to determine whether its current Digital Asset Management (DAM) system could be re-engineered to increase overall user acceptance. The approach was to use best practices from information science and user-experience to guide the process of needs discovery and analysis. This talk will outline Nielsen’s usability heuristics which were used as a means of application evaluation and as a reporting framework for the study. Examples from the user study will be used as a means to illustrate these heuristic principles. You can download my presentation here.
Metadata and Taxonomies are my thing. I spend an awful lot of time drinking coffee and having existential dilemmas on how to categorize what the hell I do for a living.