Top-secret techniques to get the most out of your website usability studies and re-design

Your Name and Title: Stanislav Bogdanov, Instructional Multimedia Specialist

School or Organization Name: Adelphi University

Co-Presenter Name(s): N/A

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: New York, USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Libraries interested in new methods for website usability studies and ones planning a website re-design.

Short Session Description (one line): Learn from our mistakes and successes and get valuable (and quite surprising) tips on how to hold productive usability studies as we go through Adelphi Libraries' site re-design from start to finish.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): The Adelphi University Libraries had gone through two major website re-designs in the past five years - something that doesn't happen that often in the library field. In late 2012, we decided it was finally time we push the envelope even further with our website re-design and create a site that is fully aimed at the student user. Paired with a move to Wordpress as a content management system, it was an ideal time for us to conduct two usability studies and use them to inform a fresh new design. Learn from our mistakes and successes and get valuable (and quite surprising) tips on how to hold productive usability studies as we go through Adelphi Libraries' site re-design from start to finish. This session will feature plenty of practical advice to get you started on your own library website re-design journey. Everyone will walk out with a top-secret technique to use in focus groups that is guaranteed to speed up the design process and help along the way!

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: libraries.adelphi.edu

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Slides from the presentation with link to recording are available here - http://www.slideshare.net/StanBogdanov/website-re-designs

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