Category

Patreon

What should LITA do with their personas so they don’t fall flat?

There’s nothing wrong with their personas – but personas are the wrong tool for the job.

March 3, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Zuboff’s Law and the Knowledge Factory

In these few short years, we have already crossed the software requirement, experimenting not just with services that so democratize and lower the barrier of entry to websites that often look indistinguishable from many custom jobs, but we are also toying with AI in such a way that websites lay themselves out best suited for their content.

March 1, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

WordPress could be libraries’ best bet against losing their independence to vendors

Libraries are so concerned with being help-desk level professionals that they are ignoring the in-house opportunity for design and development expertise and unable to comprehend the role that plays in libraries’ independence.

February 23, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Are we officially post app?

“It’s a move away from using native applications to something else.”

February 21, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Benchmarks and Heuristics Reports

Nobody can quite agree on just what user experience audits do. It’s an ambiguity that extends across the table. As a term, it fails to describe its value to client stakeholders. Let me suggest an alternative.

February 15, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

App usage outpaces the mobile web 7:1 for two years straight, but you’re still not Facebook.

Be careful about reading too much into this. There really is only one takeaway: you’re not Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, or Google.

February 11, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Design Committee Power-Play: “You all get an opinion, but only three of you get a say.”

You sell it as part of your design process, but you only bust this out if it appears the organization is dysfunctional.

February 9, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Could Springshare cultivate a developer community?

The value of such community can’t be understated. It sustains a virtuous cycle that if Springshare could model would position them to outlast even the most dug-in integrated library systems.

February 8, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

The library interface cracks a little. Elsevier acquihires Plum Analytics

We’re not talking about UI, here. Elsevier has positioned itself to rely less on libraries. It’s smart, but libraries should pay attention.

February 4, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

How do you reasonably gut-check the timeframe of a project?

This is an every-industry kind of a problem, because there’s just not a lot of good advice about how to shop for web work.

February 3, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

© 2017 LibUX

Design and User Experience for Libraries — Up ↑