Langsdale Mobile a user centered approach SSP Fall Semniar. 8 November, 2011 Bill Helman, University of Baltimore Langsdal...
An urban campus, in the heart of Baltimore, that prides itself in its "non-traditional" students. Made up of 3 c...
photo by flickr user horiavarlan What to put on a mobile web site? A lot of libraries seem to pick pretty much the kinds o...
photo by flickr user oddharmonic Our users are  a unique snowflake!
What problems are our users facing in the stacks? Ask about the ones they know they have... and observe the ones they don'...
photo by flickr user  statelibraryofnsw Iterative design:  ask, build, ask, build, ask, build...
A web application is best for our needs.
Map making, from paper to digital. Can you help me find this?
Bill Helman, University of Baltimore, Langsdale Library [email_address] Please carry on the conversation: twitter.com/thin...
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Langsdale Mobile: a user centered approach

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A look at the University of Baltimore Langsdale Library user driven mobile development project. Focus on an iterative design process, using mobile to solve our users unique access problems, and the digital divide many of them face.

Delivered to the Society for Scholarly Publication 2011 Fall Seminar on mobile applications.

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Langsdale Mobile: a user centered approach

  1. 1. Langsdale Mobile a user centered approach SSP Fall Semniar. 8 November, 2011 Bill Helman, University of Baltimore Langsdale Library twitter.com/thinkpol slideshare.net/whelman
  2. 2. An urban campus, in the heart of Baltimore, that prides itself in its "non-traditional" students. Made up of 3 colleges,  plus the law school,  serving  a total of 6,442 Students. Roughly half our students are pursuing an advanced degree, and their average age is 26.
  3. 3. photo by flickr user horiavarlan What to put on a mobile web site? A lot of libraries seem to pick pretty much the kinds of things.
  4. 4. photo by flickr user oddharmonic Our users are  a unique snowflake!
  5. 5. What problems are our users facing in the stacks? Ask about the ones they know they have... and observe the ones they don't. photo by flickr user photojonny
  6. 6. photo by flickr user  statelibraryofnsw Iterative design:  ask, build, ask, build, ask, build...
  7. 7. A web application is best for our needs.
  8. 8. Map making, from paper to digital. Can you help me find this?
  9. 9. Bill Helman, University of Baltimore, Langsdale Library [email_address] Please carry on the conversation: twitter.com/thinkpol slideshare.net/whelman http://goo.gl/CT7m3

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