2011 Mayden Lecture: "From Usability to User Experience"

14 Mar 2011 8:52 AM | Anonymous
You are cordially invited to join us for the Annual Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture at the Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, April 18 at 12:30 p.m. MDT. It will be held in room 2110 of the Health Sciences Education Building and simultaneously broadcast via the web (free). This year's lecture is titled "From Usability to User Experience," and will focus on the differences between usability and the user experience in website design:

Designing and building usable products, interfaces and websites is a noble goal -- we all want our tools to enable our users to accomplish their goals. But accomplishing a goal and having a delightful experience while doing it are two different things and usability can only get you so far. Enter user experience (UX) design! This presentation delves into the differences between usability and user experience design and provide attendees with ideas and insights into ways to incorporate UX design principles into their interface and web development workflows.


Amanda Etches-Johnson is the Head, Discovery & Access at the University of Guelph Library , where she spends her time thinking about and guiding teams and projects that are focused on improving discovery and access and making the overall library user experience better. She is also half of INFLUX , a user experience consultancy that helps libraries design amazing user experiences. In her role as adjunct faculty member at the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario, Amanda teaches graduate students about social media literacies and affordances.

For more information visit the Mayden Lecture website. This event is sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library with funding provided by the Priscilla M. Mayden Endowment.

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