Category Archives: Infrastructure

Parking Lot Usability

On occasion, I will encounter a parking lot that has been poorly designed, difficult to navigate, and, thus, prone to cause vehicle jams and accidents.  I drove through a parking lot last week that was quite a doozy:  narrow parking spots, … Continue reading

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ACRL 2013: UXD Ubiquity

I attended my first ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) conference last week.  In addition to being an amazing experience, it was quite eye-opening:  there were several presentation sessions related to usability, assessment, and user experience design in library … Continue reading

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Make It More Usable!

Time again for a Make It More Usable! post. This usability issue applies not just to library buildings, but to all public buildings in general, and it’s a very simple issue:  doors. More specifically, I’m referring to two problematic door … Continue reading

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100 Ways to Improve Usability in Your Library

There is an article available on the Best Colleges Online website that discusses clever ways to make your library more usable.  Per the website’s request, I cannot provide a clickable link to the article.  Copy and paste this URL into … Continue reading

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Intro to UX for Libraries by Aaron Schmidt

Brief but interesting video about how UX can be applied to libraries’ electronic and physical presence, including website usability testing and how the library building itself can be arranged. One line I especially liked:  user experience design is more than … Continue reading

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