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ER&L 2012

April 1–4, 2012

Austin, Texas

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ER&L 2012 | April 2–4, 2012 | Austin, Texas and Online

Exploring ideas, trends and technologies in eresources and digital services.

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Workshop 2: Shaping User Experience: Usability Testing, Iterative Design, and the Digital Library

Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM–5:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Perry?Castañeda Library Room 1.339

#erlusability #erl12


Emerging and Future Technologies


usability, eye tracking, user experience, iterative design

Learning Objectives

Following this session, participants in this workshop will be able to evaluate the usabilty of digitized materials on two different public websites.  They will also know how to incorporate eye tracking methods into usability testing of their own websites. 



Usability testing is too often overlooked as a significant step toward retaining an audience for a digital library website. Attendees will gain tools they need to know what user experience testing is, how it affects digital libraries, and how to integrate iterative design based on usability data into their own digital library.




Ms. Kate Crane, Texas Tech University
Ms. Ana Krahmer, University of North Texas Libraries: Digital Projects
Tara Carlisle, University of North Texas