Jung Gives Workshop at Designing for Digital Conference
Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)May 6, 2016
John Jung, Programmer/Analyst at the University of Chicago Library, gave a workshop at the 2016 Designing for Digital Conference. This year’s event took place from April 5 to April 7 in Austin, Texas. Jung’s session, titled “From User Testing to Prototypes: Making Observations Tangible”, focused on utilizing prototypes to express observations by users, with a particular emphasis on making quantitative and qualitative data more understandable. As a practice exercise, participants analyzed the results of interviews to create displays for a hypothetical grocery store.
Designing for Digital is an outgrowth of the ER&L (Electronic Resources and Libraries) Conference. UX (User Experience) Day at the 2014 conference was so successful that it became a separate event, the Designing for Digital (D4D) Conference, in 2015. D4D is intended for any librarian or other information professional working on usability, user experience, discovery, and design projects, either inside or outside of a library environment. The conference has a strong hands-on component, with workshops and discussions including not just fellow librarians, but also leaders in the education and technology fields. For more information on this year’s event, and to check for updates on next year’s meeting, go here.