IA/UX/IxD Huh? Find Out! UCLA Feb. 11, 2012

February 3rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

For those of you who are in or interested in learning more about UX/Information Architecture, I came across an event taking place at UCLA.

When:    Sat, Feb 11. 1-4PM

Where:   Charles E. Young Research Library Conference Room, UCLA

Registration info coming soon.

“The first ever World IA Day focuses on Designing Structures for Understanding. On February 11, 2012, we’re hosting WIAD events in 14 cities across all corners of the globe. Learn from world-class IA minds, network, showcase new ideas and attend events tailored specifically to your community. We hope you’ll join us at an event near you this February!”


UCLA Library Usability Lab — Construction Update

February 1st, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

The physical space for the UCLA Library Usability Lab has been completed. The Usability and Assessment Committee has submitted a “WishList” for acquisition of equipment and software to complete the lab.
Our WishList includes the following items:
* HP Touchsmart9100 All-in-one with HP wireless keyboard and mouse
*PolyVision PJ920 ultra short throw projector (wall mounted to go with Polyvision smartboard)
* Portable projector — for on the road usability tests
* Camera for capturing projected images and writing on whiteboard
* Various VGA adapters for connecting mobile devices to projector
* Morae 3.2 usability software + maint. lic. agreement
* Video camera
* Tripod
* Digital voice recorder

We would love to hear from you about your usability equipment and software needs. Suggestions are welcome!

Comprehensive Review of Usability and User Experience Testing Tools

October 20th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

From Smashing Magazine, a really nice review of testing tools from mouse tracking to card sorts to running A/B tests to producing quick mock ups for usability analysis.


“WayFinder” Kiosk Usability Tests

October 14th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

UCLA Library staff will be conducting usability tests next week.

Want to be a participant?

We need YOU!

WHAT:  “WayFinder” Kiosk Testing

WHERE:  YRL Lobby (near stairs)

WHEN:  Wed. Oct 19 (2-4 p.m.)   AND   Thurs. Oct. 20 (10-Noon)

A usability session will only take 15 minutes and you’ll receive a free USB key!

Want to sign up?  Email  sshafer@library.ucla.edu

Sharon Shafer

UCLA Library Information Technology


UX Camp – June 4, 10am-5pm. $25 @ UCLA

June 2nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

For those of you interested in learning more about usability and user experience, there are two upcoming events that you may be interested in.

UX Camp -  June 4, 10am-5pm. $25 @ UCLA

Lots of learning, plus coffee and lunch. One keynote – followed by several open sessions. If you want to present, bring a presentation. There will be 8 slots for presenters. slots will be assigned first come, first served the day of the event.

User Research Friday – June 24, 1-5:30pm @ San Diego

User Research Friday is a half-day conference all about user research! There has been an explosion of apps and services to conduct research over the past couple years, so we’ll bring user research experts together for the best techniques, beverages, relaxed learning, and heavy socializing. Past attendees have included design, UX, and research superstars from organizations including IBM, Google, Nokia, HP, Stanford, Genentech, Intuit, Schwab, Williams-Sonoma, Cooper, Adaptive Path, Frog Design, SAP, Intel and hundreds more.

*Note User Research Friday is looking for students who are interested in volunteering or going. Also, tickets are $149 but you can get discounted tickets until May 31 for $89. Contact Leslie Chacon (leslie@userfirst.com)

Mike Takahashi
Web Strategies Manager
UCLA Marketing & Special Events

We need you!

May 20th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Attention: Students, Faculty, Staff, and other interested parties…

We Need You!

The UCLA Library Usability group is currently recruiting users for upcoming Web Usability studies.

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Welcome to Usability @ UCLA Library

May 20th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Usability @ UCLA Library

The UCLA Library views usability as an integral part of fulfilling its mission.

The ability to continuously improve Library products and services relies upon UCLA Library Staff forging effective partnerships with Users.