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User Orientation

EuropeanaConnect takes up the users' attitudes and needs and opens new ways of discovering cultural heritage in Europeana.


Personas are descriptions of archetypal users. Personas are typically created by combining statistical information, knowledge of users, use patterns, tasks, habits, etc. So personas are done in a specific context, for at specific purpose and with regional characteristics. This dependency of context makes it a special challenge to create personas that can be used across the European countries.

Relevant presentations

  • The Europeana Personas
    Gitte Petersen,The Royal Library, Denmark
    EuropeanaConnect All-Staff Meeting, Berlin, 10-12 May 2010

Methods for Conducting User Tests

Methods for user tests have been identified and selected with the aim of providing Europeana project partners with a whole palette of methods to do usability testing during the development process of new or further developed web-based products.

Log file analysis

The EuropeanaConnect log file analysis is an evaluation of Europeana users, usage and information seeking behaviour derived from web-server log-files.

Log file analysis of Europeana Prototype