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Assessment + User Experience

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Assessment + User eXperience = AUX

Library assessment and user experience projects share the same goal: to understand the needs of our community in order to fulfill the our mission: Cultivating scholarship and intellectual curiosity through access to collections, expertise, and spaces.

These essential questions provide the scaffolding for each research project:

  • What research question are we asking?
  • Which quantitative and qualitative research methods are best suited to learning the answer?
  • What have we learned?
  • What changes will we make as a result?

UX Internship

This work is made possible by an engaged team of student Interns who meet each week to learn and practice UX methods, carry out research, analyze results and present them to library leadership for decisions.

AUX@Swarthmore Blog

We pursue a range of projects each academic year ranging from collecting required statistics to studies of library services and spaces and website usability studies. Read about our studies in the AUX@Swarthmore blog.

Help Improve Library websites, services, and spaces!

Sign up to receive occasional invitations to focus groups, web usability sessions, and other user feedback methods in exchange for free library swag, tasty treats, and chances for unique opportunities (like time on the McCabe Balcony at sunset!)

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