Erin R. White ( @erinrwhite ) shared thoughts and a bunch of screens from an update of VCU Libraries’ search. See her great post for a breakdown of their design principles. VCU Libraries use a discovery layer ( Primo ).

Tablet with Off-Panel Facets

Screenshot of search results from a tablet.

Screenshot taken by Erin R. White.

Small Handheld

Screenshot of VCU Libraries search results from a phone.

Screenshot taken by Erin R. White.

Michael Schofield is a service and user-experience designer specializing in libraries and the higher-ed web. He is a co-founding partner of the Library User Experience Co., a developer at Springshare, librarian, and part of the leadership team for the Practical Service Design community.