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UX Activities

The UX Design Team provides a broad range of assessment, design, usability and web production services to the California Digital Library program and service areas. Formally established in 2005, the team is deeply integrated into the CDL service development process and has contributed significantly to the majority of projects undertaken since its inception. A sampling of recent work includes:


Featured UX Activities

CDL Website CMS Assessment and Selection | 2016 - Present

UI Component Library, 2014 to present

CDL Website CMS Assessment and Selection
(2016 - present)

In preparation for a redesign of cdlib.org, the UX and Web Production team assessed content management systems (CMS) to re-platform the website. The CMS selection was informed by an analysis of technical and security requirements, as well as usability research to gather feedback from CDL staff who will be the primary users of the CMS.

UX services provided: content strategy, web development, usability testing

UI Component Library | 2014 - Present

UI Component Library, 2014 to present

UI Component Library
(2014 - present)

Starting with the Calisphere redesign, all pieces of the new user interface have been built as components and assembled them into a library of static HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This process has allowed for efficiently building, testing, and scaling complex, responsive-designed websites.

Affected services Calisphere, DASH, eScholarship, EZID
UX services provided: front-end web development

eScholarship Redesign | 2015 - Present

eScholarship Redesign, 2015 to present

eScholarship Redesign
(2015 - present)

The redesigned eScholarship site will updated the institutional repository and publishing platform website’s look and feel, introduce some design flexibility for user-administered “sub-sites,” and enable mobile browsing through responsive design.

UX services provided: interaction specifications, layout design, information architecture, usability testing, content strategy

Current & Past UX Activities

Projects Dates Active UX Services Provided
WEST Program Assessment Survey 2016 - Present Needs assessment
eScholarship Redesign 2015 - Present Interaction specifications, layout design, information architecture, usability testing, content strategy
DASH Redesign 2015 - Present Usability testing, UX design
UI Component Library 2015 - Present Web development
CDL Website Content Assessment 2015 - 2017 Content strategy, web development
EZID Redesign 2014 - 2016 Usability testing, UX design, content strategy, web development
Calisphere 2014 - 2015 Needs assessment, requirements, UX design, web production, usability
DMPTool 2.0 2014 Web production
Office of Scholarly Communication 2013 UX design, web production, CMS selection and implementation
UC Reprints 2013 Web production
UC Libraries 2012 - 2013 UX design, web production, CMS selection and implementation
CDL Mobile Website 2010 Needs assessment, requirements, UX design, web production, and usability testing
CDL Mobile Strategy Research 2009 - 2010 Interviews, surveys, use case scenarios, testing, strategic recommendations
CDL Website Redesign 2009 - 2010 Needs assessment, requirements, UX design, web production, and usability testing
Online Archive of California (OAC) Redesign 2008 - 2009 UX design, web production, assessment activities, and usability testing
Melvyl Ongoing Needs assessment, requirements, UX design, web production, and usability testing
UC eLinks Ongoing UX design, usability, web production
Last updated: August 18, 2017
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