Session Title

Websites are for people

Description

Library websites are notoriously hard to use. Our staff spend much of their time training our patrons to use our online tools, instead of helping to develop deeper skills. We can learn from fields like evolutionary psychology and video game design to build helpful and powerful websites that people can actually use, where the burden of teaching how to use the tools falls to the tools themselves.

Start Date

20-3-2013 1:15 PM

End Date

20-3-2013 2:15 PM

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Websites are for people

Library websites are notoriously hard to use. Our staff spend much of their time training our patrons to use our online tools, instead of helping to develop deeper skills. We can learn from fields like evolutionary psychology and video game design to build helpful and powerful websites that people can actually use, where the burden of teaching how to use the tools falls to the tools themselves.