Rethinking Portal design: A case study on renewable energy research

Ian Douglas

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Abstract

The usability of Portal design has been criticized in previous studies. Portals tend to contain an overwhelming amount of information in a difficult to navigate form. This paper will present a new method of organizing a portal for supporting groups of researchers. The architecture for the portal is open and has been adopted for use on several different projects. It is illustrated in a recently constructed portal for renewable energy researchers in Florida. The interface design model is based around the popular "app" concept that has arisen on mobile devices such as the iPhone. This is argued to be an efficient way to modularize information on Portals as well as mobile devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES'10
Pages153-158
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventInternational Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES'10 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Oct 26 2010Oct 29 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES'10

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES'10
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period10/26/1010/29/10

Keywords

  • Energy research
  • Portals
  • User interface design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecological Modeling

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    Douglas, I. (2010). Rethinking Portal design: A case study on renewable energy research. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES'10 (pp. 153-158). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES'10). https://doi.org/10.1145/1936254.1936281