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This Surprising Public Library Was Just Named The Best Public Library System In New Study

This Surprising Public Library Was Just Named The Best Public Library System In New Study | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it
A new study from a German university has ranked the world's top urban public library systems, rendering some surprising results. Coming out on top among U.S. library systems in the study from the Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf's information science department was the Chicago Public Library system, which also ranked third in the world.
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The library systems in the 31 cities the study qualified as "informational world cities" were ranked based on a range of factors including their digital resources, their kid-friendliness and physical factors including the attractiveness and architectural significance of their spaces.

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User Interface Design, Getting the Basics Right - UX Booth | UX Booth

User Interface Design, Getting the Basics Right - UX Booth | UX Booth | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

If you build a house atop a solid foundation, it forgives – it allows you to try over and over again until you get the stories right. But a flawed foundation? You can hire the most brilliant architect and the poor fellow will ultimately fail.

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Scenario Design Unifies The "Splinternet" Experience

Scenario Design Unifies The "Splinternet" Experience | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

To master scenario design, firms must continuously answer three fundamental questions: Who are your customers? What are their goals? How can you help them accomplish these goals?

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What Is User Experience (UX) | Why Is User Experience Important | The Daily Egg

Why you need User Experience - Patron Loyalty...

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iLibrarian » Card Sorting from A–Z: Overview

iLibrarian » Card Sorting from A–Z: Overview | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

“Card sorting studies can provide insight into users’ mental models, illuminating the ways they often tacitly group, sort, and label tasks and content within their own heads” – Information Architecture for the World Wide Web.

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Fact vs. Fiction: What Usability is Not | UX Booth

Fact vs. Fiction: What Usability is Not | UX Booth | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

What usability is not about? Or the myths of usability?

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Two Simple Ways to Upgrade the User Experience of Your Library

Two Simple Ways to Upgrade the User Experience of Your Library | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

"If you ever had the feeling that your library space might look somewhat dull and unexciting, there might be some relatively simpler ways to change that."

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On site insight: advice from a UX apprentice | UX Booth

On site insight: advice from a UX apprentice | UX Booth | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

Learning UX design, like any language, takes time.

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Paying Attention: The Most Valuable Skill in UX Research | UX Magazine

Paying Attention: The Most Valuable Skill in UX Research | UX Magazine | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

"Years of doing UX research have taught me that the most important part of being a great and happy researcher is learning how to fully pay attention and stay engaged with each research participant."

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How to Turn User Research into Good Design with Storyboarding

How to Turn User Research into Good Design with Storyboarding | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

"The concept of storyboarding is pretty straightforward: you visualize scenarios and draw them while discussing each scenario with the stakeholders, piling on ideas while leaving room to add details and final gloss later."

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Is Your Library Ready for a UX Librarian? | The User Experience 

Is Your Library Ready for a UX Librarian? | The User Experience  | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

SIGNS OF READINESS -- Your library might be ready for a UX Librarian if...

 

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14 Guidelines For Web Site Tabs Usability | Usability Geek

14 Guidelines For Web Site Tabs Usability | Usability Geek | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

Does your library web site have tabs? Are you following these 14 guidelines?

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How to Create a QR Code In 3 Easy Steps | The Daring Librarian

How to Create a QR Code In 3 Easy Steps | The Daring Librarian | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

The Daring Librarian has created an excellent comic tutorial guide to How to Create a QR Code In 3 Easy Steps.

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25 User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time | Smashing UX Design

25 User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time | Smashing UX Design | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it
We're all mostly accustomed to educating ourselves by reading articles. Rare are the opportunities to attend conferences or watch live shows on subjects that we're interested in.

Via Jean Schiller
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5 Signs of a Great User Experience

5 Signs of a Great User Experience | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

In this post, we outline 5 signs that the tech product or app you're using has a great UX - and therefore has a shot at being the Next Big Thing.

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Why The User Experience Can Or Cannot Be Designed - The Usabilla Blog

Why The User Experience Can Or Cannot Be Designed - The Usabilla Blog | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

Thoughts about the difficulties to design the user experience and give some practical tips how to overcome this challenge.

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Research and Markets: Library Technology and User Services: Planning, Integration and Usability Engineering is Delivered From Academic, Public and School Library Media Perspectives

Research and Markets: Library Technology and User Services: Planning, Integration and Usability Engineering is Delivered From Academic, Public and School Library Media Perspectives | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

Written as a technology guide for students, practitioners, and administrators, the focus of this book is on introducing current and future trends in library technology...

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Total (Memory) Recall | UX Booth

Total (Memory) Recall | UX Booth | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

"What techniques can we employ to improve our user’s experience – to help them remember what they came in for?"

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The UX Research Plan That Stakeholders Love - Smashing UX Design | Smashing UX Design

The UX Research Plan That Stakeholders Love - Smashing UX Design | Smashing UX Design | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it
Long UX plans or no plans don’t work for people. You must be able to boil a UX research plan down to one page. If you can’t or won’t, then you won’t get buy-in for the research and its results.
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100 User Experience Design & Evaluation Methods for Your Toolkit | Johnny Holland

100 User Experience Design & Evaluation Methods for Your Toolkit | Johnny Holland | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

Each method comes with discussion of the strengths and weaknesses, as well as other resources.

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Seven UX Best Practices of Community Design | UX Magazine

Seven UX Best Practices of Community Design | UX Magazine | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

"A community site is a structure that demonstrates why the community is worth joining, and helps visitors join and to continue to contribute."

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A List Apart: Articles: The UX of Learning

A List Apart: Articles: The UX of Learning | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

"Learning is a complex process with distinct stages, each with corresponding tasks and emotions. Understanding how users learn can help us design experiences that support the user throughout the entire process. So let’s learn a thing or two about learning itself..."

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Cross Cultural Usability in Web Design | Concept Dezain

Cross Cultural Usability in Web Design | Concept Dezain | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

Read about five important factors to consider when designing a Web site for a global audience!

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Why User Experience Cannot Be Designed - Smashing UX Design

Why User Experience Cannot Be Designed - Smashing UX Design | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

"In addition to enabling users to use your service effectively and efficiently, make them also think, “Wow, this application is genius.” Exceed their expectations desirably. If you do so, they will use your website or app not because they have to but because they want to."

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Anatomy of Awesome Website Design

Anatomy of Awesome Website Design | User Experience for Libraries | Scoop.it

"It’s important to consider whom we design it for. There are generally four steps every designer undergoes..."

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