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(Dec. 6, 2011) A presentation on the design decisions that went into the Hours and Locations Portal.

(Dec. 6, 2011) A presentation on the design decisions that went into the Hours and Locations Portal.

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http://hours-dev.library.ubc.ca/

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Designing Hours and Locations Designing Hours and Locations Presentation Transcript

  • designing HOURS & LOCATIONS John Chan Interaction Designer, LSIT December 06, 2011Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • HITuesday, December 6, 2011
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • What are we trying to do?Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • What are we trying to do? Why did we design it the way we did?Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • What are we trying to do? Why did we design it the way we did? How did we do it?Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • What are we trying to do?Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • What are we trying to do? new Hours & Locations portalTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • What are we trying to do? new Hours & Locations portal (this is a migration project)Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • BUTTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • We have a unique problemTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • library Hours at UBC is a little differentTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • 1 Like coffee shop We have many locations But unlike coffee shops The hours at each location is uniqueTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • 2 Like a mall We have seasonal hours But unlike a mall We have more than one locationTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • This won’t do it for us http://www.flickr.com/photos/zappowbang/3152352551/Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • So we looked around... Princeton University LibraryTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • So we looked around... Princeton University LibraryTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • So we looked around... Queen’s University LibraryTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • So we looked around... Queen’s University LibraryTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • This is what we liked Harvard College LibraryTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • This is what we liked Harvard College LibraryTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • Considered most users just wanted hours for today...Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • ...But a few would click further for trip planningTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • This is what we liked University of Victoria LibraryTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • This is what we liked University of Victoria LibraryTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • Colour coding deals with seasonal hours effectivelyTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • GREAT! But we’re not done.Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • In addition to hours, we need to deal with maps, descriptions, telephone numbers, addresses etc.Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • In addition to hours, we need to deal with maps, descriptions, telephone numbers, addresses etc. (it’s a migration project, remember?)Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • So, how did we do it?Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • Hours & Locations Portal DemoTuesday, December 6, 2011
  • Thank you. john.chan@ubc.ca @jtcchan http://www.slideshare.net/jtcchanTuesday, December 6, 2011