Improve the user experience of your digital collection. Log files are records, usually time-stamped, which are created automatically by software applications.
The type of data recorded in log files can vary considerably packages, log analysis software is often available. Such data should help you gain an understanding of how your collection is being used. More information Skills and knowledge required: Expertise in usability and user experienceExperience of web development Cost £££££ - continuous investment required Resource: Digital – Learning – Culture. Visitors and Residents is a simple way of describing the range of ways individuals can engage with the Web.
It’s a continuum of ‘modes of engagement’ not two distinct categories. I’ve used V&R as a way of framing research (as have others internationally) including the development of an openly licensed mapping process which can be used to kick start conversations about how individuals or groups are using the Web in various contexts. The following outline of the Visitors and Residents idea is taken from the Jisc infokit on V&R which also highlights some of the key themes which emerged from V&R related research: (or you could try the Visitors & Residents Wikipedia page) For more than a decade Marc Prensky’s (2001) notions of digital natives and digital immigrants has had a powerful influence on how educational institutions perceive students and technology: In recent years educational researchers have come to treat the natives and immigrants idea with suspicion.
Visitor Resident. More than Usable. More than Usable More than Usable Library Services for Humans In March 2015, I gave the final-day keynote at the UXLibs Conference in Cambridge, UK.
This is an adaptation of my talk. You can also watch the video, if you prefer. Let me tell you a story. In February of 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. While the engineers thought of the space mission as a series of tasks, the American public was mostly ignorant of these experiments. But if you won’t encounter that phrase anywhere in the official record of this mission, because it wasn’t important to NASA. As a kid, I used to read the flight transcripts at the Herrick Public Library while my Grandmother worked in the genealogy room. Glenn: I still have some of these particles that I cannot identify coming around the capsule occasionally.
The experience of these particles outside his space capsule would stay with Glenn for the rest of his life. It was pee. A Myriad Of Stars Tasks ≠ Experience It’s about people. Selling Ideas. Transforming Insights Into Services. Ideation Methods Workshop. Discovery.ebsco. Post by Deirdre Costello Posted on March 12, 2015 in User Research I take it for granted that “user experience” (UX) in libraries is a thing now because it’s central to what I do.
But that’s falling prey to the key assumption UX is meant to overturn: that just because you’re immersed in something doesn’t mean everyone’s aware of it. Why Now? Andy Priestner’s slideshow “Why UX in libraries is a thing now” has been making the rounds on my social networks, and with good reason – it brings up some very important points about the way UX in libraries is evolving and why it’s important: UX as a discipline is moving beyond surveys, metrics and usability testing to include more in-depth, qualitative methodologies. Ethnography in Action I can’t get enough of Donna Lanclos’ sleeping maps! It keeps you honest: students aren’t necessarily engaging with the library in ways that were anticipated when it was founded. Deirdre’s Excellent Adventure *Required ** We welcome your feedback on the above article.
Presenting data. Ideation. User Research Basics. User research focuses on understanding user behaviors, needs, and motivations through observation techniques, task analysis, and other feedback methodologies.
Mike Kuniaysky further notes that it is “the process of understanding the impact of design on an audience.” The types of user research you can or should perform will depend on the type of site, system or app you are developing, your timeline, and your environment. When to Perform User Research Methods Guided by the user-centered design (UCD) process, we have provided examples of the types of research could perform at each phase of your project. A methodology may appear in one or in several phases. Best Practices During Project Planning you should: Consult the UCD Guide for a step-by-step visual map to guide you through the user-centered design process. References. 10 Essential User Experience Methods: MeasuringU. Methodology - Big list of UX techniques.