Kathryn Zickuhr is a research analyst at the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, where she studies the changing role of libraries in Americans’ lives and communities in the era of digital content.
Thanks so much to everyone who left us a video comment at the conference! Hear what everyone had to say.
Rebecca Blakiston shares her experiences at edUi 2013 through her sketchnotes. Sketchnoting is a way to capture ideas visually that helps you capture concepts and ideas rather than just words.
This video from Matthew Magain at UX Mastery is brilliant! He explains not only what UX Design is, but also why you should learn more about it, regardless of your job title. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovj4hFxko7c
In May 2012, we at the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) began a journey to redesign our website. The past website served its purpose for more than ten years, but was beginning to show signs of its age. Many people described our past site as small, confusing, and beige. Beige? Hmmm, that doesn’t sound good.
Despite being hired as a “Web Designer”, I knew that my tasks would be manifold when I started working for the university. Job titles in higher education are often more of a formality. It was interesting to see how others perceived my work. Coworkers approached me after sending out a survey, asking: “Why do you do user tests? I thought you just design the website?!” I tried to explain…
Jeff Parks from Follow the UX Leader has a conversation with Warren Craghead about how to develop a mobile strategy for dinosaur (large, established, institutional) web sites with a small team and limited technical resources. Warren Craghead Warren Cra …
Lynn Bell and John Rhea of the Curry School at UVA discuss the latest phase in taking their Alumni Magazine from print to digital. They’ve chucked their issue-based thinking and moved to a more frequent publication schedule, streamlined their home page and adopted the mantra “Contribute. Participate. Engage.” The result is a stunning example of how to engage alumni online.
What’s the one thing all of the higher education institutions have in common? Decreasing budgets that often leave us with a slim to nonexistent budget for our user research. How to do studies without money? How to entice people without incentives? Here are some tips from Conny Liegl, a fellow UX designer working at the Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University.
By Susan T. Evans User experience matters. It mattered when the web was young and it still does. Who doesn’t at least give lip service to usability? The overused phrase, “It needs to be more intuitive” is right up there with “Actions speak louder than …