Usability Reports

SFX: Guerilla Test of SFX Label: Round 2

December, 2006
SFX

 A re-design of the first SFX Label Test, with re-designed graphics for the SFX label, was informally tested. The results were again inconclusive, but narrowed down to two label choices.

Authorship: 
Usability Working Group
UX Method: 
Guerrilla Test
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SFX Comparative Analysis

August, 2006
SFX

Eight other institutions that use a similar service were compared with UM's to see the differences in labeling choices.

Authorship: 
Usability Working Group
UX Method: 
Comparative Evaluation
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Deep Blue Formal User Test

June, 2006
Deep Blue

 Undergraduate and graduate students worked through discovery tasks intended to test the search and retrieval of items, while faculty tested the deposit interface. (The following report also contains results from a School of Information Usability class project.)

Authorship: 
Usability Working Group
UX Method: 
Usability Testing
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AAEL: Overview for 2006 Report

May, 2006
Library Websites

This is an overview report, which includes brief descriptions and findings from all parts of this study and a final recommendation.

Authorship: 
AAEL Redesign & Usability Committee
UX Method: 
Heuristic Evaluation
Usability Testing
Expert Evaluation
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AAEL_Usability2006.pdf3.19 MB
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Search Tools User Test

July, 2005
Search Tools

 Individuals were asked to complete tasks involving labeling and navigation as well as the various types of searches available. Only a summary of this testing is available, not the full report.

Authorship: 
Usability Working Group
UX Method: 
Usability Testing
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