We've begun a program of regular usability activities around SearchWorks to help us improve and refine the interface. These activities include:
- usability tests (you complete a list of tasks using the product being tested, while the study administrator observes and asks questions)
- card sorting (you group terms into categories that make sense to you)
- paper prototypes (you "interact" with drawings of a hypothetical interface)
We’ll be scheduling activities on a weekly or bi-weekly basis when the academic schedule allows it. You can participate once, or several times – it’s up to you.
Each activity will take about 45 minutes to an hour, in Meyer Library. Each time you participate, you'll receive a gift card to a campus eatery, service, or the like.
Help us shape a discovery environment that will work for you! If you want to participate, just subscribe to our mailing list: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (The list is used only to announce upcoming usability activities - no extra noise.)