Library Digital Collections

Library Digital Collections

Interactive prototype testing and remote user interviews.

Goals

  • Understand first-impressions from users.
  • Learn about user expectations for search results filtering.
  • Determine if users would be interested in a feature to offer metadata corrections.

What they did

  • Built interactive prototypes with Sketch software (available on URC computers).
  • Conducted remote user interviews via Zoom in the URC participant room.

Outcomes

  • Added text to the digital collections homepage that explains “What am I searching?”.
  • Adjusted the labels and order of search results filters to align with user expectations. 
  • Prototyped a feature for users to provide metadata feedback.

It's not easy to make an interface with a lot of functionality look good, but you've done it!

Researcher participant