After reading the Holistic and Analytical rubrics from the “Assessing User Experience” article I began to have conflicting views as to what I would want for an online exhibit. On one hand I love going to museums and seeing the tangible objects in front of me. Being inches away from the Hope Diamond is super cool! On the other hand the amount of people that are around the Hope Diamond at any given time is super annoying therefore reading about it or seeing it online allows me to have a one on one moment with the object as well as giving me time to read about it without having to throat punch people in a museum in order to be able to grasp all of the interpretative panels.
It’s understandable that some people probably do not look at online pages or sites as a scholarly source. With news pages like The Onion posting articles right next to pages like The Times, it makes sense that some readers do not trust what they see on the internet. But after reading the articles for this weeks class I now see that there are ways to review online sources in somewhat the same way as we do with books. I don’t know that I realized that before hand.
Also looking at the practicums one can see the difference a few years can make. The pages seemed to keep up with the times and posted information that was more relevant or that would appeal to the public’s interest at the time that it was posted. It was interesting to look through them and apply the reviews from the articles.