Draft Almost Ready

Working Toward my Final Draft

Three weeks ago I had a meeting where the original index was approved. I kept on working on it and I have what it the closest thing to a final draft version of it. This was built from previous reports and presentations in conferences and workshops that I have made. There is still a lot of work to do in my research but this encompass the theoretical foundations for my hypotheses.

The Content In My Thesis

There is mainly six chapters. Starting from the Introduction where I discuss the origin of the problem and the different theoretical (and practical) approaches to provide a solution. The second chapter discusses how different cultural heritage (CH) organisations work on the WEb and built what I call the Online Cultural Heritage (OCH). – Paper coming soon! – The third chapter discusses how interfaces work and its types followed by different testing methods such as Usability, UX and Engagement in Chapter 4.

The interface prototype is presented in Chapter 5. Then I discuss what is the future work that I need to do to build, test and implement the interface in Chapter 6. I also have a conclusion and references chapter but to get an idea of my research based on the index, it can be done solely on the first six.



1. Research Introduction 
1.1.    Introduction
1.2.    Cultural Heritage Institutions
1.2.1.    Museums.
1.2.2.    Libraries and Archives
1.3.    Museums, Libraries and Archives: Online Cultural Heritage (OCH)

2. Online Cultural Heritage 
2.1.    Reshaping the OCH Technology to Engage with Information
2.2.    Producing Common Ground. Information in OCH
2.2.1.    The Data Information Knowledge Wisdom (DIKW) Model: Knowledge Construction
2.2.2.    Information and its users   Information Production   Information Sharing   Engagement with Information
2.3.    Users First Approach to OCH                                                                                                               2.3.1.    Information Engagement
2.4.    Information Production, Sharing and Engagement. Information stages in OCH context
2.5.    Current State of Engagement with Information
2.5.1.    Content Management Systems
2.5.2.    Data Querying Systems
2.5.3.    Technology

3. User Interfaces 
3.1.    Introduction to User Interfaces
3.2.    Tangible User Interfaces
3.2.1.    Design Principles (HCI) in TUI Context
• Visibility
• Feedback
• Mapping
• Affordances
• Pyfos – Token and Constrains Paradigm
• Physical Objects (Embodiment)
3.3.    TUIs in OCH Context
• TUIS and Data Exploration, a Constructivist Approach

4. Interaction Design Methodologies and Measurements
• SA&D and HCI Development Methodology
• Software Development Methodology
• Design and Graphic Design Methodology
4.1.    Integrating Methodologies
4.2.    Testing and Measurements
4.2.1.    Usability
• Testing
• Evaluation                                                                                                                                                         4.2.2.    Engagement
4.2.3.    Design
4.3.    Evaluation Methodology and TUIs. Methodological Integration.

5.Case Study. Exploring OCH with TUIs. 
• OCH TableTUI
• Places
• Google Maps Timeline
• Technology Specifications

 6. Future Work 
• Design and Prototype
• Technologic Specification
• Evaluation

 7. Conclusion

8. References