User-Experience Perspectives for Better Design: Users, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Vendors, and the Library

Wednesday, February 05 | 9:30AM–11:00AM | Court Assembly Foyer
Session Type: Professional Development
What happened when students and faculty from Longwood University's Design Lab, a student-run graphic design agency mentored by faculty, collaborated with librarians and a major research database provider to better understand the user experience? For one semester Longwood partnered with EBSCO Corporation, a global supplier of K-12 and higher education library research databases, to evaluate and redesign their interfaces. If you're interested in collaborating with faculty and students to improve your technology-based services and products, join me to learn more about the collaborative process that provided pedagogical content for Longwood's students, interdisciplinary and corporate collaboration, and our findings.

OUTCOMES: Learn how to spark vendor interest and involvement in working with campus stakeholders and learn more about how vendors' products work *Identify the basic components of usability studies to determine the user's experience with technology-based pedagogical tools *Be able to model a unique and creative library science, graphic design, and vendor collaboration to develop student pedagogy based on the user experience and technology