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Summary: Targeted at library and information Science (LIS) professionals, this book concentrates on usability evaluation methods used to design usable and user-centred library websites. Aimed at the practitioner, it is a practical guide to methods that are used to gather information from potential users that shape the design of the website based on an iterative design process. From planning the study to writing the report, this book guides the reader through the process of usability evaluation using examples from the author's experience with usability evaluation of library interfaces. It describes usability techniques, procedures, report writing, and design changes that lead to a user-centred interface. Key Features: It is a concise, practical guide to completing usability evaluation methods with an emphasis on creating user-centred library websites. It includes examples that draw on the author's practical experience with usability evaluation. It includes useful guidelines to creating participant recruitment letters, scripts, thank you notes, and forms illustrated with practical examples. The Author - Dr George is a Human Factors Researcher with the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. With an emphasis on improving users' access to information, Ms. George's work focuses on usability studies of library websites and evaluation studies of library services. Her research interests and efforts have been directed towards user-entered interface design and information behaviour studies. Readership: This book is aimed at the professional staff within Library and Information Services, their IT managers, and students in LIS programs. Contents: What is user-centred design? - user-centred design; why design a user-centred website Getting started - preliminary steps; recruiting participants User needs analysis - task analysis; surveys; questionnaires; interviews Designing a website: participatory design - participatory design; affinity programming; card sorting; prototyping Usability inspection methods - heuristic evaluations; cognitive walkthrough Usability testing the website - planning and preparation; think aloud protocols Communicating the findings - written reports; presentations Appendix - examples Glossary Bibliography Index

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Design an easy-to-use, highly effective library website with this practical guide to usability evaluation methods and their application in the website development process. Author Carole A. George of Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, covers best practices for collecting the vital information from potential users that will shape the sites design. She provides in-depth explanations of important usability techniques and procedures, guidelines for making design changes, and steps for writing reports, participant letters, and scripts. Real-world examples of successful application accompany each topic.

About the Author

Carole A. George is Human Factors Researcher with the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

What is user-centred design?

Getting started

User needs analysis

Designing the website - participatory design

Usability inspection methods

Usability testing the website

Communicating the findings

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843343608
Author:
George, Carole A.
Publisher:
Chandos Publishing
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
Web - Page Design
Subject:
Web - General
Subject:
Reference-Bibliography and Library Science
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Chandos Information Professional Series
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 x 0.56 in

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » Site Design
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » User Generated Content
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing
Reference » Bibliography and Library Science
Reference » Bibliography and Library Science » Administration and Management

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Design an easy-to-use, highly effective library website with this practical guide to usability evaluation methods and their application in the website development process. Author Carole A. George of Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, covers best practices for collecting the vital information from potential users that will shape the sites design. She provides in-depth explanations of important usability techniques and procedures, guidelines for making design changes, and steps for writing reports, participant letters, and scripts. Real-world examples of successful application accompany each topic.
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