Recent Submissions

  • Staff Directory remote usability test - October 2021 

    Wilson, Carrie; Dunefsky, Chadwick (2021)
    This study aimed to gather feedback from undergraduate and graduate students regarding the redesigned Duke University Libraries staff directory’s search functions. The testing script was developed by Chadwick Dunefsky and ...
  • Priorities and Guiding Principles for Protecting Patron Privacy 

    Zoss, Angela; Gatlin, Shadae; Girardeau, Arnetta; Guthrie, Brooke; Healy, Ciara; Hill, Jack; Wickes, Abigail; ... (8 authors) (2021-08-17)
    The Duke University Libraries’ Data Privacy and Retention Task Force was charged in the Spring 2020 in response to a Data Privacy and Retention Audit conducted by the Assessment & User Experience Department. This task force ...
  • Library Takeout remote usability test - January 2021 

    Wang, Candice (2021-01)
    This study was conducted to test the Library Takeout Service at Duke University Libraries (DUL) launched in summer 2020. Anh Nguyen and Emily Daly developed the study with input from Kelli Stephenson, Andrea Loigman, and ...
  • Public Report on Inclusive Library Study Space Design - May 2021 

    Zoss, Angela; Brown, Meg; King, Ira; McCurdy, Seth (2021-05-21)
    This report summarizes findings of a literature review focused on inclusive library space design. The report offers suggestions for different aspects of library space design, including furniture, noise, aesthetics, food ...
  • Accessing online journals usability test - April 2021 

    Roberts, Cam; Perry, Donte' (2021-04)
    Cam Roberts and Donte’ Perry, practicum students in the Assessment & User Experience Department, conducted a remote usability test on accessing online journals through the Duke University Libraries website. Test sessions ...
  • SEATS remote usability test - October 2020 

    Nguyen, Anh; Wang, Candice (2020)
    This study was conducted to test the seats and equipment reservation system at Duke University Libraries (DUL) launched in fall 2020. Anh Nguyen and Candice Wang wrote the study questions based on discussion questions developed ...
  • ArcLight remote usability test - September 2020 

    Wang, Candice; Nguyen, Anh; Chapman, Joyce (2020)
    This study was conducted to test the usability of David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library's new ArcLight collection guides interface. The study questions were developed by Joyce Chapman and Noah Huffman. The test ...
  • Understanding the experiences and needs of Black students at Duke 

    Chapman, Joyce; Daly, Emily; Forte, Anastasia; King, Ira; Yang, Brenda W.; Zabala, Pamela (2020-04)
    Duke University Libraries (DUL) conducted discussion groups and Photovoice research with Black undergraduate and graduate students at Duke University in 2019. Assessment & User Experience (AUX) staff also analyzed the 2,800 ...
  • Finding Library Spaces usability test- May 2020 

    Gentry, Cary; Rizki, Mandy (2020-05-07)
    This study was conducted to test the usability of the newly redesigned Library Spaces Pages, which collects spaces in Duke University Libraries. It was developed and conducted by Cary Gentry and Many Rizki, with guidance ...
  • Black Students at Duke: Qualitative Analysis of Focus Group Data - December 2019 

    Zabala, Pamela (2020-03)
    The Libraries hired one of two Duke graduate students who moderated focus groups and Photovoice sessions in Fall 2019 to independently analyze findings and write a report to provide an interpretation from someone who is ...
  • Duke Libraries Data Privacy and Retention Audit Report- January 2020 

    Chapman, Joyce; Zoss, Angela (2020-01-10)
  • Usability Test: Library Spaces Page Report - December 2019 

    Wang, Manhua; Knight, Robin (2019-12-16)
    This study was conducted to test the usability of the newly designed Library Spaces Page which collects spaces in Duke University Libraries. It was developed and conducted by Manhua Wang and Robin Knight, with the guidance ...
  • Find Books in Perkins Library - November 2019 

    Wang, Manhua (2019-12-13)
    This wayfinding study aims to understand how patrons are using current signage / directories existing in Perkins Library. The study was developed and conducted by Manhua, with the guidance of Emily Daly and Angela Zoss. ...
  • LibKey and Bento Discovery Usability Test 

    Pearson, Karly; Crichlow, Thomas (2019-10-25)
    Karly Pearson and Thomas Crichlow conducted a usability test using two mockups of the Bento-Style All Search results page on October 1, 2019. This test was conducted to gain insight into how patrons would respond to the ...
  • Summary from Student Advisory Board on Subject Specialist Directory Test - November 2019 

    Knight, Robin; Wang, Manhua (2019-11-08)
    This study aimed to gather more feedback on the updated Subject Specialist Directory from student advisory board. The handout for the testing was developed by Robin Knight and Manhua Wang, with the guidance of Emily Daly, ...
  • Digital Repositories at Duke Homepage Usability Test - October 2019 

    Wang, Manhua; Robin, Knight (2019-10-25)
    This study was conducted to test the usability of the HTML Mockup for the newly designed homepage of Digital Repositories at Duke. The study aims to test whether this page better could well serve as a landing spot that directs ...
  • DUL Subject Specialists Directory Usability Test - September 2019 

    Knight, Robin; Wang, Manhua (2019-10-11)
    This study was an extension to the testing of staff directory conducted by Samantha Throne and Eden Andes on August 5th, 2019. This study aims to test the usability of the subject specialists directory page in relation ...
  • Duke University Libraries Staff Directory Usability Test - August 2019 

    Thorne, Samantha; Andes, Eden (2019-08-19)
    This study was conducted to test the overall usability of the Duke University Libraries Staff Directory prototype, evaluate users' understanding of the site, and provide recommendations to the developers based on the study ...
  • LibKey Discovery/DUL Interface Comparison Usability Test - June 2019 

    Thorne, Samantha; Andes, Eden (2019-07-01)
    This study builds on prior findings made in April 2019 by Amelia Midgett-Nicholson, Devon Waugh, and Allison Cruse, and was conducted to evaluate the usefulness of the LibKey Discovery Tool in comparison to the current Duke ...
  • MorphoSource 2.0 Usability Test - June 2019 

    Andes, Eden; Thorne, Samantha (2019-06-19)
    This study was conducted to test the overall usability of MorphoSource 2.0, evaluate users' understanding of the site, and provide recommendations to the developers based on the study results. The study was developed by ...

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