Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105166
Title:
Genres and the Web - is the home page the first digital genre?
Author:
Dillon, Andrew; Grushowski, Barbara
Editors:
Kraft, Donald H.
Citation:
Genres and the Web - is the home page the first digital genre? 2000-01, 51(2):202-205 Journal of the American Society for Information Science
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Journal of the American Society for Information Science
Issue Date:
Jan-2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105166
Submitted date:
2006-06-05
Abstract:
Genre conventions emerge across discourse communities over time to support the communication of ideas and information in socially and cognitively compatible forms. Digital genres frequently borrow heavily from the paper world even though the media are very different. This research sought to identify the existence and form of a truly digital genre. Preliminary results from a survey of user perceptions of the form and content of web home pages reveal a significant correlation between commonly found elements on such home pages and user preferences and expectations of type. Results suggest that the personal home page has rapidly evolved into a recognizable form with stable, user-preferred elements and thus can be considered the first truly digital genre.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
World Wide Web; Hypertext and Hypermedia; User Studies
Local subject classification:
digital genres; WWW; home pages; user testing

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrushowski, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributor.editorKraft, Donald H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-05T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:20:29Z-
dc.date.issued2000-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-06-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationGenres and the Web - is the home page the first digital genre? 2000-01, 51(2):202-205 Journal of the American Society for Information Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105166-
dc.description.abstractGenre conventions emerge across discourse communities over time to support the communication of ideas and information in socially and cognitively compatible forms. Digital genres frequently borrow heavily from the paper world even though the media are very different. This research sought to identify the existence and form of a truly digital genre. Preliminary results from a survey of user perceptions of the form and content of web home pages reveal a significant correlation between commonly found elements on such home pages and user preferences and expectations of type. Results suggest that the personal home page has rapidly evolved into a recognizable form with stable, user-preferred elements and thus can be considered the first truly digital genre.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.subjectWorld Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectHypertext and Hypermediaen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherdigital genresen_US
dc.subject.otherWWWen_US
dc.subject.otherhome pagesen_US
dc.subject.otheruser testingen_US
dc.titleGenres and the Web - is the home page the first digital genre?en_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the American Society for Information Scienceen_US
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