Library Services for People with Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimers

Library Services for People with Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimers

Accessible, sort of – #a11eh

July 21, 2016 | Michael Schofield

A new hashtag describing content or an app that is accessible insofar that it validates, but still hard af to use, lazy #a11y.

The UX of VR

The UX of VR

Create Once, Publish Everywhere

July 18, 2016 | Michael Schofield

There are and will continue to be new markets, new corners of the internet where libraries will want to be. Libraries will need to be able to grow, adapt, and iterate without having to fuss over duplicate content.

63% of web traffic originates from a smartphone

July 16, 2016 | Michael Schofield

More library users than not have a touch screen that connects to the Internet in their pocket.

21% of people start scrolling before the page finishes loading

July 16, 2016 | Michael Schofield

21% of people start scrolling before the page finishes loading. They might just scroll past the upcoming events or new resources at the top of the page that libraries are trying to promote. Whoops. Chalk that up to “above the… Continue Reading →

Average load time on mobile

July 16, 2016 | Michael Schofield

The average load time on mobile is about four seconds. This is an important benchmark when considered with other data showing the importance of web page speed in terms of user behavior.

UX Flowchart Cards

UX Flowchart Cards

Why am I doing this to our users?

May 16, 2016 | Tim Broadwater

A case study about the wrong turns taken during a redesign project and the impact of design-by-committee on team morale.

Alexa-ish Top 100 Library Websites

May 10, 2016 | Michael Schofield

A top list of 100 high-traffic library websites as they appear according to their Alexa rankings.

Web education must go further than a conference budget

May 9, 2016 | Michael Schofield

Library organizations who carve-out salaries for dedicated tech folk face an obstacle wherein they need to figure out how they are going to address their continuing education.

Learn React with us

May 5, 2016 | Michael Schofield

We formed a study group to learn ReactJS. Over twelve weeks this summer, we are going to take Tyler McGinnis’s free and asynchronous course, meetup virtually, and level-up together. You should join us.

Activity Impact Score

April 3, 2016 | Michael Schofield

Where budgets and talents and times are constrained, we need to be able to determine where optimizing performance has the most bang for its buck, where speed matters, and where it doesn’t.

Value vs. Feasibility

February 23, 2016 | Tim Broadwater

The loudest voices (or squeaky wheels) often get workflow priority, and thus get their work completed first. Most of the time it isn’t clear to the development team what is truly important to stakeholders, personnel, or patrons.

You shiver with antici – pation! So here’s the video of my talk about “Anticipatory Design”

February 11, 2016 | Michael Schofield

With our user’s context and behavior available to us, can we – should we – use it to craft experiences unique to each individual?

How to Talk About User Experience

February 1, 2016 | Michael Schofield

The blossoming of library user experience roles, named and unnamed, the community growing around it, the talks, conferences, and corresponding literature signal a broad — if shallow — pond, because while we can workshop card sorts and redesign websites, we find it pretty hard to succinctly answer: what is user experience?

Only 75% of Millennials Have Broadband

Home broadband adoption: Modest decline from 2013 to 2015

The “Phablet” Will be the Dominant Form Factor

27% of all new devices activated for Christmas this year were phablets and 50% of all Android devices activated in the same timeframe were phablets. We say “unstoppable” because if the current trends hold, the phablet will become the dominant form factor by October of next year.
Simon Khalaf, SVP, Product & Engineering, Publisher Products, Yahoo

Of interest to designers and web teams might be the changing common size of so-called small screens, which way back in early iPhone days constituted an easy media query at something-something 320px, but now is of course a little bit more nebulous and a whole lot bigger.

Core Content Audit

December 4, 2015 | Michael Schofield

Having the inventory implies nothing about what then to do with it, and it is tempting to look ahead to the so-what anticlimax of an audit and decide that the undertaking isn’t really worth the time. My thinking was that the completed audit, then, should be a tool – not just a reference. It needs to offer some sort answer to the inevitable question – now what?

A Quarter (25%) of the Web Uses WordPress

Historical yearly trends in the usage of content management systems for websites
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