Even with design-thinking on their radar, it’s likely this kind of expertise doesn’t scale easily to the volume of resources libraries maintain. So, that’s the vendor opportunity.
LibUX is on Patreon so we can pay writers, speakers, dream-up new content, and make free tools. Our rewards rock.
It’s important that this expertise is accessible for free.
This is not just a sign of the times but a trend carried by the momentum of aggregation theory, which describes how the user experience has become such a dominant force shaping the success of businesses.
The number of people reading ebooks isn’t meaningfully pulling away from those reading print – like we all imagined it might when this stuff was science fiction. We can explain this by the user experience.
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.
I hadn’t really heard about Service Design until winter 2015, but as I was editing this episode — a recut of a talk from June prior — my spiel about conceptualizing the user experience as a measurement led into a totally unintended talk about service design.
Skeuomorphic material design uses depth and animation to feel like shuffling paper around on a desk. For Siri and Cortana to succeed they need to mimic consciousnesses who can parse complex meaning in human speech. The more artificial they seem by clearly misunderstanding, then the poorer the user experience and the greater the failure.
Hi there, Michael and Amanda here. We help push libraries forward by teaching teams to write and maintain front-ends that intend to grow, designs that work toward goals, and systems that prepare content to go anywhere — because, well, it’s going to go everywhere.