Monday, November 19, 2012
Prototyping Library Websites
Ellis, Shaun, and Maureen Callhan. "Prototyping as a Process for Improved User Experience with Library and Archives Websites." Code4Lib Journal (18)(3 October 2012). At: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/7394
This paper describes how the prototyping process is used in redesigning the Princeton University Library Finding Aids website. The librarians used a flexible subset of Agile practices (for software development) based around measurable goals, iterative prototypes, meetings with institutional stakeholders, and “discount usability testing”. The end result is a much-improved library website and user experience.