Library UX Chicago held our annual year-end event on Friday, December 15 from 1pm-4pm at DePaul University's Richardson Library. This year we experimented with a slightly new format for the event; in addition to our annual lightning talks, we set aside time to workshop project ideas.
Library UX Chicago: Year Three, Elizabeth Edwards
As in previous years, we held lightning talks so people could share their work or present on a topic related to user experience, assessment, or design in libraries.
Testing Microcopy, Emma Boettcher, University of Chicago
Display of Archival Collections in EXPLORE Chicago Collections, Kate Flynn, University of Illinois-Chicago
Deck the Halls: Getting Our Message into Students' Residential Life, Janet Olson, Northwestern University
Learning from Indigenous Studies Scholars, Gina Petersen and Scott Garton, Northwestern University
Service Design: A Team Approach to Continuous Improvement, Kimberly Shotick and Katie Ediger, Illinois Institute of Technology
Railslibraries info Redesign: Post-go-live User Research and Tweaks, Brian Smith, RAILS
After our lightning talks, we broke into groups to discuss your ideas, projects, challenges, or works-in-progress.
Happy hour plans are being developed and will be announced by email to the Library UX Chicago Google Group and in person at the event.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 · 6:00 PM
Depaul University: John T. Richardson Library
Usability testing involves asking people to use a website or application and observing them while they perform tasks and “think-out-loud”. It produces actionable results in just a few minutes and takes the guesswork out of improving websites and apps. This Usability Testing Pop-Up Lab was led by design consulting firm PIXO and leave equipped to run your own low-cost usability tests and reveal challenges people face while using your technology.
This event took place in the Scholars Lab of the DePaul University's Richardson Library. http://library.depaul.edu/services/Pages/Scholars-Lab.aspx
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 · 8:30 AM
Richard J. Daley Library, UIC
This LibraryUX Chicago special workshop was on understanding user needs and behaviors, featuring Gemma Petrie, UX expert and Senior Design Researcher at Mozilla Foundation. Through a combination of discussion and hands-on activities, the goal was to have participants leave this session with the practical tools and methods necessary to begin applying UX concepts at their home institutions.
LibraryUX Chicago is a local assessment and user experience group, formed to share information, receive training, and leverage local expertise to enhance current practices.
Using Interviews in Design Research, Gemma Petrie