Title:Virtual Visitor Experience and Use
Authors:Liam Bannon, Mikael Fernstrom
Publication:MW97: Museums and the Web 1997

The authors report on tests with the Hunt Museum Web site to discover how structure and content affect the use of the site. Two approaches are being employed: monitoring the hits per page in the structure, and gathering comments from users. The site is undergoing a revamping as the museum is about to re-open in a new locality. In conjunction with the redesign, the staff has been working with the National Museum of Ireland and interviewing and interacting with curators, architects, multimedia designers, and other professionals to conceptualize the requirements and specifications for the new expansion in Collins Barracks in Dublin (which is one of the major European museum developments).