INFO 287- Seminar in Information Science

Library User Experience

Course Description

I took this course during the Summer 2018 semester with Aaron Schmidt. In this course I learned about user experience and design thinking. I was able to understand the relationship between design thinking and user experience and innovation, describe various touchpoints found in library buildings, assess user experience elements of library websites, apply usability techniques for website improvement, and discuss UX for the future of libraries.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Assessment

Every week I had the opportunity to apply via assignments concepts learned that week. I was able to put into practice various UX methods and research techniques. This course opened my mind to the ways in which I could contribute in my workplace—from library website redesign, redesigning library signs, and even proposing a web application that would improve the experience of searching in the library stacks. Here are some examples: