People Interact

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

Monthly Archives: June 2015

Wandering Librarian: Harry Bennett Branch

harry bennet libraryAs a new mom, I finally attended my first story time.  The Harry Bennett branch of the Ferguson Library System in Stamford, CT had the honor of being my first. I arrived early to scope out the library.

For a Friday it was pretty busy. The building is 1 story with most of the stacks being on a lower level with the children’s area. The children’s area was easily accessible with a cumbersome stroller via a ramp. The highlight of the children’s area was a tablet petting zoo & circular amphitheater type play area.

hand sanitizerAnother highlight of the branch is the part-time passport services which is a hallmark of the Ferguson Library System. For me though, the hand sanitizers strewn throughout the building were the real highlights.

All in all, your average quaint small library branch that fits the community’s basic needs; books, movies, internet access, computer access, story time,  and bathrooms.


Add Career Development to Your Summer Plans

Summer beachIt’s the first Monday of summer. The warmer and sunnier weather is a good time to relax and lounge on the beach, at the park, go on vacation, etc. but summer can be a good time for some career development as well. Add career development to your plans this summer.

Our plans last summer included taking a project management class and doing a website usability study.

Our plans this summer:

Monthly Method Spotlight: Top Ten Posts

Instead of introducing a new method for this month’s method spotlight, we decided to do a recap and take a look at some of the top monthly method spotlight posts. Which of the following methods have you used in your work?

  1. Monthly Method Spotlight: 5 Whys
  2. Monthly Method Spotlight: Triading
  3. Monthly Method Spotlight: Draw the Experience
  4. Monthly Method Spotlight: Behavioral Archaeology
  5. Monthly Method Spotlight: Fly on the Wall
  6. Monthly Method Spotlight: Storyboards
  7. Monthly Method Spotlight: Character Profiles
  8. Monthly Method Spotlight: Shadowing
  9. Monthly Method Spotlight: Collage
  10. Monthly Method Spotlight: Content Inventory

Interested in using/applying these methods in your work? Contact us for more info.