People Interact

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

Everyday Usability Series

Inspired by the book, The Design of Everyday Things and a project in Pratt’s Usability Leadership course, we present the series “Everyday Usability”. Everyday, we all experience various forms of usability (good and bad). In this series, we will feature snapshots, experiences and stories of usability. First up – the usability of library cards.

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3 responses to “Everyday Usability Series

  1. Pingback: Everyday Usability: Card Swipers | People Interact

  2. Emily May 9, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Hey! Sounds awesome. I was thinking about getting my blog started up again and saw this new project. Looks fab. Got a suggestion for the usability series – signage. We don’t really have any at my branch, at least not for the collection, and I’m looking for ideas of what to do (or what not to do)\

    🙂 Cheers

    • peopleinteract May 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      Emily, thanks for the suggestion. It’s actually going to be our next Everyday Usability post. Shh…don’t tell anyone :-). As for signage at your branch, I would suggest that you first start by observing and seeing how patrons and staff are currently using the library, how they are using the collection, etc. Just sit back, observe and take notes. Let us know how it goes.

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