People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

LJ Column: The User Experience

Library Journal (LJ) now has a column focused on user experience. The most recent article has some great examples of user-focused design. Examples include a pink door for storytime, reading glasses at the desk, and a Beetle Kill Pine ceiling. Check out the article for details. Be sure to also check out the first article, which gives a pretty good overview of user experience.

Last month, I saw an example of user-focused design at Yonkers Public Library, NY. The library used “Borrow” and “Return” signage instead of “Circulation”. I think that action words like those are much more meaningful and helpful.

Have you seen examples of user-focused design in libraries or other places?

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