Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Concepts of User-Centered Design

Instructor: Carolyn Ellis

Dates: Not currently scheduled

Credits: 1.5 CEUs

Price: $175

In this four-week course, you will learn the key concepts of user-centered design and how to employ them in your website projects. You learn how to incorporate usability heuristics throughout the web project process. We will discuss processes and techniques to make your website more usable in all stages of development: requirements gathering, conceptual design, prototype development, and then finally launch and ongoing testing.

Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis is the Digital User Experience Librarian at The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Trinity University and a master’s degree in library and information science from The University of Texas at Austin. She has over 15 years of experience in developing and managing web projects, user-centered design, usability testing, project management, change communications and process improvement while working in libraries, information technology and community development organizations. Twitter

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment Info

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.