This message is an invitation to participate in the Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group’s (DLF AIG) User Experience Working Group in 2017.
There is more information about the User Experience (UX) Working Group below, but first, a few words about participating in DLF AIG.
The only requirement for participation in a DLF AIG working group is a willingness to dig in and devote a small part of your time contributing to the tools, methods, and body
of knowledge on digital library assessment. Attendance at the DLF forum is not a requirement for participation in any of the working groups. Additionally, if your institution is not a DLF member, you can still
UX Working Group - What is it?
UX Working Group [https://wiki.diglib.org/Assessment:User/UX] is
a subset of the User Studies AIG [https://wiki.diglib.org/Assessment:User_Studies] and previous named Usability Studies Guidelines and Best Practices Working Group. Our group takes a multi-faceted
approach to determining the best way to develop guidelines and best practices in user and usability studies related to digital libraries. There are many aspects to user and usability studies, and we welcome others who would like to pursue them. Suggested areas
of investigation within the scope of this group includes: identifying users and user behavior, learnability, accessibility, and usability. As this is a tremendous task, we encourage you to join in the effort, as clarity in this area will save us all a great
deal of work, resources and confusion.
UX Working Group Going Forward in 2017
During the 2016 DLF Forum many ideas, projects, and goals were discussed about where to take the working group into 2017 [http://bit.ly/2iF1mS6].
Many folks vocalized wanting resources, tools and instruments to identify user needs and expectations, conduct usability tests, and user outreach. At our December 2016 meeting the working group met and decided to focus 2017 efforts on identifying users and
their needs and expectations. It was decided that our 2017 work would focus on gathering digital library user personas across cultural heritage institutions and building a best practice for personas creation.
To take part or help, please add yourself to our Google Group [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dlf-aig-ux-working-group]
our next meeting on Friday, January 27th at 2 PM Eastern(meeting details are located in our Agenda and Meeting Minutes Google Doc http://bit.ly/2i6W3r1) We
meet once a month on the 2nd Friday unless otherwise noted in the meeting minutes and our DLF AIG wiki page [http://bit.ly/2iEXO2r].