When Native Apps are Unethical

It’s been an upward battle for accessibility wresting a seat at the design table even though it’s core to the user experience. It’s now time to pull-up a chair for ethical considerations.

Critical Librarianship in the Design of Libraries

There is an opportunity for institutions that are positioned — either actively or by reputation — as intellectual and moral community cores (libraries) to exert greater if not just more obvious influence on the filters through which patrons access content.

January 10, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

The Nintendo Switch

Chad Haefele, Tim Broadwater, and Michael Schofield totally conjecture about the user experience of the Nintendo Switch and the nostalgia market.

Help the Digital Library Federation AIG UX Working Group identify user needs and expectations

Call for participation in our UX Working Group, which is part of Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group.

January 4, 2017 by Kate Thornhill Kate Thornhill

Physical Pitch Decks

Maybe a better approach to having a real conversation about an idea.

Shared by Michael Schofield
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User Testing with Lookback.io

“While GoToMeeting has its positive attributes as a teleconferencing tool, we’ve always felt significantly hamstrung when utilizing it for user testing. It takes a full page of instructions for our set up, and that’s just one of the issues we face.”

Shared by Michael Schofield

Using front-end build tools

So, I’ve been trying to understand how using build tools like gulp, or grunt — or not using gulp or grunt and just using npm, or not using npm and using make, and so on — might help me be… Continue Reading →

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Libraries need to redesign web services for mobile users

Ditch the informative sidebars. Ditch the giant menu. Ditch the tabs. Ditch the bento box.

December 10, 2016 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Research Results: Improving the UVA First-Year Student Experience

This report on UVA’s focus groups with first year students offers insights that may not be necessarily be applicable to your own institution but are still noteworthy. Also useful is the documentation of their methodology, which will allow other libraries to replicate UVA’s approach or modify it.

Shared by Stephen Francouer

The Non-Reader Persona

How do you approach the user experience of non-adopters?

December 1, 2016 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield
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