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February 15, 2017 by Tadeusz Szewczyk Tadeusz Szewczyk

The opportunity and danger around library vendors selling design services

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.

February 1, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield
February 1, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Library vendors should gamble on taking ethical stances. They’re good for business.

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.

January 31, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

On the User Experience of Ebooks

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.

September 21, 2016 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Week in the Web for Libraries

Fresh from summer hiatus, I am trying something a little new on you gentle subscribers of the Web for Libraries. As usual I tweaked the look, but that’s not what I’m talking about. Rather, I’m automating. I’ll tell you more… Continue Reading →

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Web education must go further than a conference budget

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.

May 9, 2016 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

034 – How “UX as a Measurement” Leads to “Service Design”

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.

Say, “Ok Library”

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.

October 28, 2015 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

About and Contact

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.

October 18, 2015 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

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