Evaluate and Improve Your Library Website in 10 Steps (Part 1)

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Evaluate and Improve Your Library Website in 10 Steps (Part 1)

  1. 1. EVALUATE & IMPROVE YOUR LIBRARY WEBSITE IN 10 STEPS PART ONE:USABILITY & CONVENTIONS AMANDA ETCHES AARON SCHMIDT
  2. 2. USABLEUSEFULDESIRABLE
  3. 3. USER GAP
  4. 4. USER RESEARCH
  5. 5. OPINIONS
  6. 6. USABILITY ANDCONVENTIONS
  7. 7. NAVIGATION SCOPE REWRITEMOBILE FIRST ITERATION
  8. 8. NAVIGATION
  9. 9. WHERE AM I?WHERE CAN I GO?WHAT CAN I DO?HOW DO I SEARCH?
  10. 10. BE CONSISTENT
  11. 11. WARNING!
  12. 12. WARNING!
  13. 13. WARNING!
  14. 14. WARNING!
  15. 15. MATCH LABELS & PAGE NAMES
  16. 16. USEBREADCRUMBS
  17. 17. NAVIGATIONRESEMBLES YOURORG CHART?YOU’RE DOING ITWRONG!
  18. 18. SCOPE
  19. 19. JUNK DRAWER SYNDROME flickr.com/photos/29541077@N00/4711956912
  20. 20. SIGNAL:NOISE
  21. 21. SMALLER IS BETTER
  22. 22. LESS IS LESS
  23. 23. PARTICIPATORY DESTINATION BASIC
  24. 24. !DESIGN FOR CRITICAL TASKS
  25. 25. REWRITE YOUR SITE
  26. 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. 27. FUNCTIONALREADING
  28. 28. REMOVEUNNECESSARY WORDS
  29. 29. REMOVEWORDS
  30. 30. WARNING!
  31. 31. MOBILE FIRST
  32. 32. RESPONSINATOR
  33. 33. READ THIS
  34. 34. ITERATE
  35. 35. flickr.com/photos/cat-box/6262552465
  36. 36. Library closed Tuesday, November 11th
  37. 37. THIS TOO
  38. 38. “CONVENTIONAL” SITES
  39. 39. WEAREINFLUX.COM/PREFAB
  40. 40. WEAREINFLUX.COM/ONEPAGER
  41. 41. ?????
  42. 42. THANKS!! AMANDA ETCHES AARON SCHMIDT WEAREINFLUX.COMHELLO@WEAREINFLUX.COM

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