UX Prototyping

The final stage is protyping.  This section takes you through the process of identifying possible solutions, creating a protype to test with your users to see if it is workable and fit for purpose before launching it into the wider service.  This is an interactive process as you test and redesign as many times as required before settling on the final design.  

Digital Prototyping


Further reading

Here are a few resources to help you do some UX and also give you tips for embedding the practice into your organisation

The first place to start is with UXLibs website which include a list of books BOOKS – UXLibs  You can also join the mailing list to find out about conferences, workshops and new publications

Weave: Journal of Library User Experience (umich.edu)

Asher, A., & Miller, S. (2011). So you want to do anthropology in your library? or A practical guide to ethnographic research in academic libraries. Retrieved from http://www.erialproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Toolkit-3.22.11.pdf 

Ramsden, Bryony (2016) Ethnographic methods in academic libraries: A review. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 22 (4)


Finally if your library is a member of the ALN, you can also apply to join our UX Community of Practice.  Please check this first with your managers.  There could already be representation from your institution on the group.  We limit membership to 2 per organisation.  You can, however, join the Teams site and mailing list.