Session Title

User-Centered Design Approach to Designing a Libraries Website

Presenter Information

Patrick Patterson, SUNY Potsdam

Description

SUNY Potsdam College Libraries unveiled a new website in 2012. The year-long development process for this site was deeply rooted in human computer interaction and this presentation can serve as a model for people who are in the process of designing a new website or thinking about it. The presenter will highlight steps in the process used including learning about the campus community, conducting a card sort, creating concept sketches, developing wireframe models and building an interactive prototype with HTML 5. The presentation will also talk about the interactive approach that was used to gather feedback from potential users along the way. Finally, the difficulties and time constraints that occur when designing a new website from a blank canvas will be discussed.

Start Date

20-3-2013 10:30 AM

End Date

20-3-2013 11:30 AM

 
Mar 20th, 10:30 AM Mar 20th, 11:30 AM

User-Centered Design Approach to Designing a Libraries Website

SUNY Potsdam College Libraries unveiled a new website in 2012. The year-long development process for this site was deeply rooted in human computer interaction and this presentation can serve as a model for people who are in the process of designing a new website or thinking about it. The presenter will highlight steps in the process used including learning about the campus community, conducting a card sort, creating concept sketches, developing wireframe models and building an interactive prototype with HTML 5. The presentation will also talk about the interactive approach that was used to gather feedback from potential users along the way. Finally, the difficulties and time constraints that occur when designing a new website from a blank canvas will be discussed.