Usability Guidelines for an Online Image Database

  • Ruth Chang University of Toronto
  • Donald F. Bliss II Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
  • Anne R. Altemus Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
Keywords: interface design, UI, usability, interface, image database


There are currently no existing guidelines for optimizing user experience in online image databases. Here we use established usability design principles to develop a set of 50 recommendations for improving database organization, navigability, and search functionality. We conduct a resource audit of commercial and non-profit image galleries and evaluate them upon our criteria. Our findings are summarized within a basic wireframe to be used as reference for prospective image databases in the future. 


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How to Cite
Chang, R., Bliss II, D. F., & Altemus, A. R. (2019). Usability Guidelines for an Online Image Database. Journal of Biocommunication, 43(1).