Description

Have you heard a lot about usability testing but never tried it? Does your institution use Libguides, and have you been wondering how usability testing might inform design decisions? Participants in this workshop session will learn why usability testing is important and how to do it with minimal resources. Participants will conduct their own usability test during the workshop, taking on the roles of user participant, observer, and test facilitator. As a case study, librarians from Metropolitan State University will look specifically at LibGuides, a system widely adopted by libraries. In particular, they will review the existing literature of usability testing and LibGuides and demonstrate how usability testing has informed their own LibGuides implementation. Attendees will then run a usability test on Metropolitan State University's LibGuides pages, and discuss how they might conduct usability testing in their own libraries.

To access the full presentation for this session, click on the "Download" button on the right.

Start Date

14-3-2012 2:45 PM

End Date

14-3-2012 5:00 PM

Target Audience

Academic Libraries, Public Services

Technical Expertise

basic

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Mar 14th, 2:45 PM Mar 14th, 5:00 PM

Usability Testing in the Academic Library: A LibGuides Case Study

Have you heard a lot about usability testing but never tried it? Does your institution use Libguides, and have you been wondering how usability testing might inform design decisions? Participants in this workshop session will learn why usability testing is important and how to do it with minimal resources. Participants will conduct their own usability test during the workshop, taking on the roles of user participant, observer, and test facilitator. As a case study, librarians from Metropolitan State University will look specifically at LibGuides, a system widely adopted by libraries. In particular, they will review the existing literature of usability testing and LibGuides and demonstrate how usability testing has informed their own LibGuides implementation. Attendees will then run a usability test on Metropolitan State University's LibGuides pages, and discuss how they might conduct usability testing in their own libraries.

To access the full presentation for this session, click on the "Download" button on the right.