CDLINFO News: User Experience Design

Work in progress: UC libraries website redesign update

September 10, 2012  |  Category:  Newsletter,Systemwide Library Information,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

The following is a work-in-progress update for the 2012 redesign project of the UC libraries website ( This website is a web presence for all UC library groups and their … More

UC Libraries Website – Help us test our new site architecture!

August 9, 2012  |  Category:  Systemwide Library Information,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

Here at CDL, we have embarked on a major web design and content migration effort for the UC libraries website.   Please take a moment to help us test … More

Who are Trevor, Darrell, Katie, Chloe, Lisa, Stacy, and Xiaowen?

Thanks to the HathiTrust User Experience Advisory Group, we now have a set of “personas” representing HathiTrust users.   For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, personas are … More


UC Librarians in Print – UC Library Homepages

June 24, 2011  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter,Staff News,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

“Academic library Web sites are complex mixes of information gateways and links to resources and services. Hours, staff directories, research guides, room reservation systems, catalogs, databases, and donor information are … More

UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey Report

In a period of economic challenges, the University of California Libraries must have high quality information and analysis to guide their collection decisions. A new report, UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage … More

Websites: Make Them Accessible to Everyone

May 26, 2011  |  Category:  Newsletter,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

Is your website as accessible and inclusive as it should be for all your potential audiences?    The University of California is committed to providing an electronic environment that is accessible … More


Mobile Usability Testing Rig for m.cdlib

February 15, 2011  |  Category:  Newsletter,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

By Jane Lee, CDL Senior Assessment Analyst In the summer of 2010, CDL’s User Experience Design team began investigating the possibility of creating a mobile version of CDL’s newly redesigned … More

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CDL On-the-Go

January 11, 2011  |  Category:  Newsletter,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

The CDL website has gone mobile. Since the launch of our new web presence in January, 2010, the User Experience Design team has continued our commitment to finding new … More


Let’s be consistent: Best Practices for UC Library Home Pages

November 29, 2010  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

UC Heads of Public Services (HOPS) appointed a task force to examine best practices for UC library home pages so that our users experience a consistently clear (and common) understanding … More

All Things Mobile

By Rachael Hu, User Experience Design Manager Here at CDL, we’ve been working hard all summer immersing ourselves in all things mobile. And we’re excited to share with you our … More