Friday, April 10, 2009

Patron Usability Test 1

We had our first patron usability test on Monday, April 6. We had four subjects. We tested two separately and two together. Granted, they were people we know, so I'm not convinced I got as much constructive criticism as I deserved.

Based on patron feedback, we decided to make the following changes:

  • Make the website fixed width instead of fluid width

  • Rename "All Databases" to "Databases"

  • Put "Magazines/Newspapers" on home page under Research

  • Add "(Search Local Newspapers)" to the Pikes Peak Newsfinder database entry

All in all, this was a very benefical study. However, our next test will involve new questions AND patrons we don't know.

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