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Category: User Experience Design

Librarian in Print – Rachael Hu

CDL’s Rachael Hu has an article published in this month’s RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage (Fall 2012 13:175-190).   The article is entitled, “Methods to Tame the Madness: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Assessment Techniques for…

Work in progress: UC libraries website redesign update

The following is a work-in-progress update for the 2012 redesign project of the UC libraries website (http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/). This website is a web presence for all UC library groups and their systemwide activities. (This website is a separate entity…

UC Libraries Website – Help us test our new site architecture!

Here at CDL, we have embarked on a major web design and content migration effort for the UC libraries website. Please take a moment to help us test out our site navigation! (Thanks for your participation in our survey…

Who are Trevor, Darrell, Katie, Chloe, Lisa, Stacy, and Xiaowen?

Thanks to the HathiTrust User Experience Advisory Group, we now have a set of “personas” representing HathiTrust users.   For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, personas are composite fictional portraits created to represent different user types who…

UC Librarians in Print – UC Library Homepages

“Academic library Web sites are complex mixes of information gateways and links to resources and services. Hours, staff directories, research guides, room reservation systems, catalogs, databases, and donor information are just a handful of the many things users look for…

UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey Report

In a period of economic challenges, the University of California Libraries must have high quality information and analysis to guide their collection decisions. A new report, UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey, presents the results of a 2010 survey of…

Websites: Make Them Accessible to Everyone

Is your website as accessible and inclusive as it should be for all your potential audiences?    The University of California is committed to providing an electronic environment that is accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. To make it easier…

Mobile Usability Testing Rig for m.cdlib

By Jane Lee, CDL Senior Assessment Analyst In the summer of 2010, CDL’s User Experience Design team began investigating the possibility of creating a mobile version of CDL’s newly redesigned website. As part of its design process for creating an…

CDL On-the-Go

The CDL website has gone mobile. Since the launch of our new web presence in January, 2010, the User Experience Design team has continued our commitment to finding new and timely ways to serve our users’ needs. In the summer…

Let’s be consistent: Best Practices for UC Library Home Pages

UC Heads of Public Services (HOPS) appointed a task force to examine best practices for UC library home pages so that our users experience a consistently clear (and common) understanding of our services.  The task group’s report is now available.…