User Experience (UX) Design for Libraries

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American Library Association, 2012 - Computers - 112 pages
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User experience (UX) characterizes how a person feels about using a product, system or service. UX design incorporates the practical aspects of utility, ease of use and efficiency to make your web design and functionality decisions with patrons in mind. This results in a better design, a more intuitive interface, and a more enjoyable experience. This book shows you how to get there by providing hands-on steps and best practices for UX design principles, practices, and tools to engage with patrons online and build the best web presence for your library. You ll find out how to conduct a usability test, perform a card sort, make decisions on how to build the architecture of your site, create personas as a cornerstone of your website planning process, create a content strategy, and perform an experience-based evaluation of your site.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
TYPES OF SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
7
PLANNING
15
SOCIAL MECHANICS
23
IMPLEMENTATION
31
MARKETING
73
BEST PRACTICES
79
METRICS
89
DEVELOPING TRENDS
95
RECOMMENDED READING
99
INDEX
103
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
111
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Aaron Schmidt has been a circulation clerk, reference librarian, and library director. He has published articles in Library Journal, School Library Journal, Library High Tech News, ONLINE, and other journals. He has presented on the topic of library technology and usability throughout the United States and in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Spain. In 2005, Schmidt was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker. Currently he is a principal at INFLUX Library Users Experience Consulting and maintains Walking Paper, a library and website usability blog.

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