Back to UX Basics: Fall UX SIG Meeting

Speaker Craig MacDonald and Junior Tidal
Craig M. MacDonald is an assistant professor in the School of Information and Library Science at Pratt Institute where he developed and coordinates the User Experience program. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Studies and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from Drexel University. His research addresses two broad themes: (1) investigating and ...

Craig M. MacDonald is an assistant professor in the School of Information and Library Science at Pratt Institute where he developed and coordinates the User Experience program. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Studies and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from Drexel University. His research addresses two broad themes: (1) investigating and strengthening UX practices in different contexts and (2) understanding and improving UX education. He has presented his research at many top conferences in the field, including the ACM CHI conference, the ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference, Museums and the Web, the Information Architecture Summit, the annual meeting of the Association for Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE), and the annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).



Junior Tidal (jtidal@citytech.cuny.edu) is the Multimedia and Web Services Librarian and Associate Professor for the Ursula C. Schwerin Library at the New York City College of Technology, City University of New York. His research interests include mobile web development, usability, web metrics, and information architecture. He has published in the Journal of Web Librarianship, OCLC Systems & Services, and Computers in Libraries. He serves on the editorial board of code4Lib Journal and is the current editor of Urban Library Journal. Originally from Whitesburg, Kentucky, he earned his MLS and a Master’s in Information Science from Indiana University.

Full Description

It's back to school time! Join us for this back-to-school-themed meeting where Craig M. MacDonald from Pratt will cover UX basics and fundamentals and UX librarianship and Junior Tidal from CUNY New York City College of Technology will talk about his new book, Usability and the Mobile Web. There will be opportunities to network with colleagues, share UX tips, and get feedback on UX projects.

User Experience for Librarians: The Basics and Beyond
Craig MacDonald, Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science

This talk will introduce some fundamental principles of UX, present findings from ongoing research into UX Librarianship, and describe how Pratt SILS is preparing information professionals to succeed in UX roles.


In Your Hands and On the Phone: Usability and the Mobile Library Website
Junior Tidal, New York City College of Technology
@JuniorTidal

To accommodate more users connecting to information resources through their smartphones and tablet computers, libraries have been developing optimized websites and applications. Developing mobile friendly websites is only one part of the solution, as it’s just as important for librarians to learn about the users they are serving.

This presentation is an overview of the book, Usability and the Mobile Web, published by ALA TechSource. Topics to be discussed include usability testing, developing websites for the mobile web, and the difference between testing desktops and mobile devices.
 

We hope to see you there!

Lisa Chow & Sandra Sajonas, UX SIG Conveners

 
 
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When?

Wed, Oct. 14, 2015
10 a.m. - noon US/Eastern

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METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003