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Designing for Digital 2016

April 6–7, 2016

Austin, Texas

View the accepted and peer-reviewed sessions for the Designing for Digital Conference, April 6-7, 2016.

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D05 - Collaborative UX Testing: Cardigans Included

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT
Salon D

Collaboration, usability testing, cardigans, discovery layer testing, multi-location, a/b testing

Learning Objectives

Learn the benefits of UX testing across multiple institutions
Implement collaborative UX testing with their consortium/institutional network
Select appropriate wardrobe for UX testing


User experience librarians and departments are a fantasy for smaller libraries including most in the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI). By leveraging existing relationships, utilizing changes in library systems and staffing, and picking up a few cardigans, PALNI studies library user experience with a collaborative usability testing model.


Megan West, PALNI
Eric Bradley, Goshen College/PALNI
Ruth Szpunar, DePauw University/PALNI