Usability Testing: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Usability Testing: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Rebecca Blakiston


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442228993
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/29/2014
Series: Practical Guides for Librarians Series , #11
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Blakiston has been a librarian at the University of Arizona Libraries since 2008, and the website product manager since 2010. She provides oversight, management, and strategic planning for the library website, specializing in guerilla usability testing, writing for the web, and content strategy. She chairs a website steering group and meets regularly with staff from across the library to facilitate communication, training, and collaboration. She developed a process for in-house usability testing, which has been implemented successfully both within website projects and in an ongoing, systematic way.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why Usability Testing Matters
Chapter 2: Conducting Your Own Usability Testing
Chapter 3: Identifying Your Audience and Their Tasks
Chapter 4: Selecting a Method
Chapter 5: Planning a Usability Test
Chapter 6: Conducting a Usability Test
Chapter 7: Analyzing Your Findings and Making Improvements
Chapter 8: Ongoing Usability Testing
Chapter 9: Keeping Up the Momentum
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