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User Experience Librarians: User Advocates, User Researchers, Usability Evaluators, or All of the Above?
Ux librarians: User Advocates, User Researchers, Usability Evaluators, or All of the Above? from craigmmacdonald User Experience (UX) is gaining momentum as a critical success factor across all industries and sectors, including libraries. While usability studies of library websites and
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Assessing the User Experience (UX) of Online Museum Collections: Perspectives from Design and Museum Professionals
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Building a (good) UX Portfolio from craigmmacdonald A short presentation to the Pratt UX/IA student group on what makes a good UX portfolio and how to make one. Presented at the October 2014 meeting of the Pratt UX/IA student group.
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A Rubric for Assessing the UX of Online Museum Collections: Preliminary Findings and Future Directions
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What Can IA Learn from LIS? Perspectives from LIS Education from craigmmacdonald Morville & Rosenfeld’s “Information Architecture for the World Wide Web” positioned IA as an approach to web/interface design that is deeply embedded in, and strongly informed by, the
User-Centered Design and the LIS Curriculum: Reflections on the UX Program at Pratt Institute from craigmmacdonald With its emphasis on users and their experiences with technology, User Experience (UX) is an emerging area of interest for many fields. It is