Welcome to Harvard Library UX


Our team is made up of members from various corners of the Harvard community and we benefit from close collaborations with theĀ Brown Graphics Group and the Simmons GSLIS Usability Lab. Currently, we are focused on further developing interactive software called Library Explorer, built primarily for the Microsoft SUR40, and testing the user experience, interfacing with library digital collections through new touch and gesture based systems. Both structured and unstructured usability tests, conducted in Cabot Library, and led by Dr. Rong Tang from Simmons, will evaluate how Harvard students interact with these new technologies. Software development has been done primarily by the Brown Graphics Group and we have received further support from HUIT and ITS. Three SUR40s in all have been installed in the Harvard Library at the Cabot, Lamont and Wolbach Libraries, where staff are working on additional ideas and events to engage their communities through this new interactive technology.

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