On-the-fly Usability Testing Findings

July 28, 2016

Back in March, the UX Department had the pleasure of attending an ASERL webinar about on-the-fly usability testing lead by our Duke University Libraries colleague, Emily Daly. In her talk, Emily describes a method for doing quick usability testing on … Continued

Game UX Summit

June 8, 2016

On May 12, the UX department had the pleasure of attending Epic Games’s inaugural Game UX Summit in Durham. It was a day-long event with speakers from academia to international video game companies to mobile gaming. Chad and I were … Continued

Usability Testing on UNC Libraries’ Subject Guides

June 1, 2016

  The UNC Libraries provide access to an overwhelming number and variety of resources. These can be anything from hefty books to databases holding decades of newspaper archives. With all this variety, it’s no wonder that students find research to … Continued

Building an Intranet Navigation Structure

May 21, 2016

Building a navigation structure for librarians is some of the most intimidating work I’ve ever done. The new UNC Libraries staff Intranet will roll out this summer. We’re calling it LOUIS, named after Louis Round Wilson – early 20th century … Continued

Inter-department collaboration with the Carolina Digital Repository

April 3, 2016

This semester saw an inter-department collaboration project between the UX department and the team behind UNC Libraries’ digital scholarly depository, known as the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR). The CDR team manages cdr.lib.unc.edu, where UNC affiliates may deposit scholarly work in … Continued

Navigation & information architecture update

January 4, 2016

Since UNC Libraries redesigned its website in the summer of 2013, the User Experience department has run routine research and design campaigns to assess our product and made regular updates to better meet patron needs. It’s been clear for some time … Continued