Usability and Image Resource Interfaces: five steps to plan your own study
Usability testing, a systematic approach to finding out what parts of a tool or resource are difficult to use, can be particularly useful with digital image systems and other visual resources. This article explains the benefits of observing how patrons use our resources and provides five steps to performing a simple usability test on an image database.
I would like to thank Joy Perrin, Esther De Leon, and Lynne Edgar for helping spearhead usability initiatives at the TTU Libraries, and Krista Brown for her assistance with my image database usability study.
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