Arquitetura da Informação aplicada a leitores de e-book: avaliando a interface do Kindle III Wi-Fi


IBICT - Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia




This research analyzed the Information Architecture (IA) for reading interface of ebooks provided by the Kindle III WiFi software, from the perspective of the four fundamental principles of IA for Web, defined by Peter Morville e Louis Rosenfeld, identified as: organization system, navigation system, labeling system and search system. The research was made by applying on-line questionnaire consisting of open and closed variables, with real and potential users of Kindle III WiFi. The inquired public was composed by the professors of the pos-graduation program in Information Science of Federal University of Paraíba (PPGCI-UFPB), and from the same institution, graduation students of Archival and Library Science. The analysis of the closed questions was made through a software used in surveys to gather information, called The analysis of the open questions was made by categorization, wich is one of the steps in the content analysis technique. With the results, it was possible to identify faults in Information Architecture of the interface of Kindle III WiFi software, mainly about the organization and labeling systems. However, strengths can also be listed, since the mentioned interface meets some criteria defined by Morville and Rosenfeld among other authors, considering as good quality an interface that meets the Information Architecture principles. The study results are great evidence that much progress is needed in the conception of better interfaces, thus, underlining the need for deeper studies about IA in e-book reader software.


tecnologia da informação leitor de livro eletrônico livro eletrônico e-book arquitetura da informação e-book information architecture ciencia da informacao e-book reader information technology

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