Designing the future of libraries

2020 Preliminary Program

The 2020 Designing for Digital Program Committee is excited to announce the Preliminary Program! The full schedule will be announced in early January but here’s a sneak peek of the accepted sessions by track:

Tools & Methods

  • A Web Accessibility Audit is Easier with Teamwork
  • Access Denied: Improving Library Digital Accessibility
  • Affordable, Systematic Space Assessment
  • Build Custom Bootstrap Web Components Instantly with Bootstrapr
  • Coding and Clustering User Research Data
  • How to Create Survey Data Dashboards using Excel
  • Participatory Paper Prototyping: Revealing User Needs and Priorities
  • Practical applications of Zoom as a usability testing tool for libraries
  • Usability Testing Toolkit: Methods, Processes, and Best Practices
  • WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) in Plain Language

UX in Practice

  • Content strategy in LibGuides: Preliminary results of an international environmental scan
  • Creating a culture of user-centered decision making: A case study
  • Democratizing a web team
  • Extending the Dialog Beyond Austin: Amplifying the Conversation Through Weave’s “Dialog Box”
  • First Three Months On the Job: How to Get Started as a Library UX Researcher With No Prior Library Experience
  • Holistic UX for services: or How I learned to stop worrying and love my robot overlord
  • Improving Library Tutorials: The Multimedia Design Principles
  • In their Own Words: Connecting Faculty Language to Library Resources, Expertise, and Services
  • Let’s Get It Started: Setting up & growing your UX research practice
  • The Negotiation of User Experience: Designer as Middle Man between Research and Development
  • The Role of UX in Fostering a Place for Diversity
  • Understanding Library Metadata for Design & UX
  • Unexpected Benefits Uncovered in a UX Study of a Library Discovery System

Service & Physical Space Design

  • A Wild Ride from Start to Finish: Mapping the Graduate Research Experience
  • Fostering Design Thinking and Belonging in Makerspaces
  • Go UX Yourself: Running a Space Design Workshop for Library Employees
  • One person at a big table: how intentional space configuration can impact space usage
  • The User Journey Through Scholarly Communications: A Service Design Roadmap
  • The Way I See It: Using Go-Pro Cameras to Understand Student Wayfinding Obstacles

Trends, Emerging Issues, and the Future of Design

  • Enabling User-Driven Design through Accessible Design Thinking
  • Environmental Scan: Findings from the University of Minnesota Libraries new Accessibility Steering Committee

Leadership & Organizational Strategies

  • Assessing UX Maturity and Advocating for UX Growth: Tools, Strategies, and Readings for Advancing your UX Practice
  • Building Organizational Competence in UX Design
  • Creating a User-Centered Strategic Plan
  • Extinguishing the Dumpster Fire: Creating a Content Strategy for LibGuides Design
  • Onboarding Colleagues and Students to UX
  • Participating intentionally with content stakeholders: How to build buy-in and ownership over new content
  • Personal README Files: User Manuals for Library Staff
  • UX is a Hammer and Everything is a Nail: Research and Design Techniques for Improving Stuff Throughout Your Organization
  • You Have a UX Team, Now What?: Building Capacity, Direction, and Alignment