Image Representation and Interactivity: An Exploration of Utility Values, Information-Needs and Image Interactivity Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Image Representation and Interactivity: An Exploration of Utility Values, Information-Needs and Image Interactivity

Creator

  • Author: Lewis, Elise C.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Turner, Philip M., 1948-
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Crews, Tena B.
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: Web: www.unt.edu

Date

  • Creation: 2011-08

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This study was designed to explore the relationships between users and interactive images. Three factors were identified and provided different perspectives on how users interact with images: image utility, information-need, and images with varying levels of interactivity. The study used a mixed methodology to gain a more comprehensive understanding about the selected factors. An image survey was used to introduce the participants to the images and recorded utility values when given a specific task. The interviews allowed participants to provide details about their experiences with the interactive images and how it affected their utility values. Findings from the study showed that images offering the highest level of interactivity do not always generate the highest utility. Factors such as personal preference, specifically speed and control of the image, affect the usefulness of the image. Participant also provided a variety of uses where access to interactive images would be beneficial. Educational settings and research tools are a few examples of uses provided by participants.

Subject

  • Keyword: image representation
  • Keyword: image utility
  • Keyword: image interactivity

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Lewis, Elise C.
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: lewis_elise_c
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc84240

Degree

  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Academic Department: College of Information
  • Degree Discipline: Information Science
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Degree Publication Type: disse