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Empowering Library Users through Effective Usability
A talk on user empowerment, inclusive design, and how all that can be done through usability by Junior Tidal, Web Services and Multimedia Librarian, CUNY City Tech
Usability testing and user-centered design can improve one’s experience of the web, but it can also empower library patrons. This discussion will examine usability as a method to improve library web services through a social justice lens. How can librarians incorporate the perspectives of users from underrepresented, oppressed, and marginalized communities into the design of our digital spaces? How can accessible, participatory, inclusive, and universal design methods be used to meet user needs?
Refreshments will be served
Junior Tidal is the Web Services and Multimedia Librarian, Associate Professor at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY. He is the author of Usability and the Mobile Web: A LITA Guide and serves on the editorial board of code4Lib Journal. His research interests include usability, mobile web development, and web analytics
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