Federico Caria. EsR 12. User requirements
My background is in linguistics, history of the book and new media. I graduated in 2010 with an experimental thesis on the use of computers to disseminate and preserve heritage, in particular, texts. Over the years, I have gained experience work and research at various institutions and companies between the US and Europe.
In this project, I will be focusing on digital publishing from the point of view of users.
The approach is systematic testing. I will adapt existing methods to the evaluation of digital editions, conduct user testing and publish results. One of our case studies is Ecdosis, a promising open source platform, designed to make and showcase digital editions.
Starting from here I will explore how users interact with digital texts and suggest solutions to improve performance. I hope that my research will be useful for ecdosis and future projects that seek solutions to improve human interaction with digital texts, books and collections.