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  • 1. EVALUATE & IMPROVE YOUR LIBRARY WEBSITE IN 10 STEPS PART ONE:USABILITY & CONVENTIONS AMANDA ETCHES AARON SCHMIDT
  • 2. USABLEUSEFULDESIRABLE
  • 3. USER GAP
  • 4. USER RESEARCH
  • 5. OPINIONS
  • 6. USABILITY ANDCONVENTIONS
  • 7. NAVIGATION SCOPE REWRITEMOBILE FIRST ITERATION
  • 8. NAVIGATION
  • 9. WHERE AM I?WHERE CAN I GO?WHAT CAN I DO?HOW DO I SEARCH?
  • 10. BE CONSISTENT
  • 11. WARNING!
  • 12. WARNING!
  • 13. WARNING!
  • 14. WARNING!
  • 15. MATCH LABELS & PAGE NAMES
  • 16. USEBREADCRUMBS
  • 17. NAVIGATIONRESEMBLES YOURORG CHART?YOU’RE DOING ITWRONG!
  • 18. SCOPE
  • 19. JUNK DRAWER SYNDROME flickr.com/photos/29541077@N00/4711956912
  • 20. SIGNAL:NOISE
  • 21. SMALLER IS BETTER
  • 22. LESS IS LESS
  • 23. PARTICIPATORY DESTINATION BASIC
  • 24. !DESIGN FOR CRITICAL TASKS
  • 25. REWRITE YOUR SITE
  • 26. How do you feel about reading this text?This might be a perfectly acceptable wayto write a research paper or novel butwebsites aren’t for reading. Sorry tobreak it to you. People don’t want toread your website. They want to findyour information. They’re on a missionand all of the extra text you’re putting onthe screen is getting in the way of lettingthem accomplish their goals.
  • 27. FUNCTIONALREADING
  • 28. REMOVEUNNECESSARY WORDS
  • 29. REMOVEWORDS
  • 30. WARNING!
  • 31. MOBILE FIRST
  • 32. RESPONSINATOR
  • 33. READ THIS
  • 34. ITERATE
  • 35. flickr.com/photos/cat-box/6262552465
  • 36. Library closed Tuesday, November 11th
  • 37. THIS TOO
  • 38. “CONVENTIONAL” SITES
  • 39. WEAREINFLUX.COM/PREFAB
  • 40. WEAREINFLUX.COM/ONEPAGER
  • 41. ?????
  • 42. THANKS!! AMANDA ETCHES AARON SCHMIDT WEAREINFLUX.COMHELLO@WEAREINFLUX.COM

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