UX on a Budget

Date(s) - 01/11/2023
12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST



Libraries are often strapped for resources, and are fortunate if they have anyone on staff dedicated to UX research and design. Many of us try to squeeze UX work in between other duties, which can leave us feeling both frustrated and exhausted.

In this talk, Rebecca will share methods and experiments she ran with her small yet mighty UX team at the University of Arizona. She’ll also introduce some learnings from her new role at Ad Hoc working to support government agencies, which are also resource constrained. You’ll leave with ideas on how you can do a lot with a little, as well as how to advocate for more UX resourcing in the future.

Helpful Links:
Where is it says “Usability Testing (2014) – https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442228993/Usability-Testing-A-Practical-Guide-for-Librarians
Where it says “Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web (2017) – https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442278868/Writing-Effectively-in-Print-and-on-the-Web-A-Practical-Guide-for-Librarians
Where it says” Weave: Journal of Library User Experience” – https://www.weaveux.org/

Presenter: Rebecca Blakiston is a Senior User Experience Researcher at Ad Hoc, a company that improves digital services within government. Previously, she was a User Experience Strategist and Librarian at the University of Arizona. She has a decade of experience leading teams, conducting UX research, and advocating for data-informed, empathy-driven decisions. She wrote two practical guides for librarians: Usability Testing (2014) and Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web (2017). From 2018-2022, she was editor-in-chief of Weave: Journal of Library User Experience. More about Rebecca at: https://rebeccablakiston.info/

Register here for this live webinar.  The recording and handouts will be available on Niche Academy after the live event as well as our library of over 700 recorded sessions. To access Niche, go to: https://my.nicheacademy.com/floridalibrarywebinars




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