March 27, 2013

Library Juice Academy Certificate in User Experience (UX)

In this 6-course certificate program, you will learn the fundamentals of user experience (UX) and how to apply user-centered strategies to library websites and beyond. The program begins by teaching you the key concepts of UX design and how to employ them in your website projects. Next, you will learn the ins and outs of information architecture: how to structure and organize your content so that it is both discoverable and navigable in the easiest way possible. The next two courses will give you the tools to continually get feedback on your website through usability testing and other research methods. You will then learn how to better write for the web so that once your users discover your content, they can both understand it and act on it. Finally, you will learn how you can create a website content strategy, so that from that point forward all your content will be useful, usable, and findable. All together, these courses cover a breadth of topics that will equip you with the skills necessary to create, manage, and sustain library websites that provide an excellent user experience.

Courses in the series:

Designing a Usable Website (Concepts of User-Centered Design)
Instructor: Carolyn Ellis

Information Architecture: Designing Navigation for Library Websites
Instructor: Susan Teague-Rector

Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing
Instructor: Rebecca Blakiston

Beyond Usability Testing: Other Research Methods
Instructor: Sonali Mishra

Writing for the Web
Instructor: Nicole Capdarest and Rebecca Blakiston

Developing a Website Content Strategy
Instructor: Rebecca Blakiston

These courses need not be taken in sequence for the purposes of earning the Certificate in User Experience, and none have prerequisites. Contact us for more information.

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