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.
Friday, November 11, 2016: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Richard J. Daley Library, UIC
A LibGuides Showcase Event!
We heard from six local librarians and library staff who manage, create, update, or assess guides in unique or effective ways. After the presentations, we gathered for an informal discussion about best practices, systems migrations and customizations, and other related topics.
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