How to Talk About User Experience – a new LITA webinar

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Presenter: Michael Schofield
Wednesday September 7, 2016
Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time

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The explosion of new library user experience roles, named and unnamed, the community growing around it, the talks, conferences, and corresponding literature signal a major shift. But the status of library user experience design as a professional field is impacted by the absence of a single consistent definition of the area. While we can workshop card sorts and pick apart library redesigns, even user experience librarians can barely agree about what it is they do – let alone why it’s important. How we talk about the user experience matters. So, in this 90 minute talk, we’ll fix that.

Details here and Registration here

Webinar takeaways will include:

  • Practically talk about and prioritize different aspects impacting the user experience
  • Learn about various UX models, why they’re useful, and when to use them
  • Understand the impact of poor or positive user experiences on the success of the library’s business or mission goals

michaelschofieldMichael Schofield is a front-end developer and librarian in higher-ed responsible for the design and development of sites and apps responsible for doing neat things (and winning 2015 ACRL Innovation Awards). He has taught courses on User Experience for Libraries and Advanced WordPress. He started LibUX with Amanda L. Goodman, aspiring to push the #libweb forward by speaking and writing and daydreaming a lot.

And don’t miss other upcoming LITA fall continuing education offerings:

Social Media For My Institution; from “mine” to “ours”
Instructor: Plamen Miltenoff
Starting Wednesday October 19, 2016, running for 4 weeks
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Online Productivity Tools: Smart Shortcuts and Clever Tricks
Presenter: Jaclyn McKewan
Tuesday November 8, 2016
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central Time
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Questions or Comments?

For questions or comments, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org