Assessment + User Experience
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 [exactly] do we want to know?
- How shall we find out?
- Which research methods (a mixture of qualitative and quantitative) will be best?
- What did we learn?
- What changes will we make as a result?
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. Our 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 and other stakeholders.
Read the AUX@Swarthmore blog for more information about past projects!