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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

Web Accessibility Guidelines and Checklist | 2017 - Present

UI Component Library, 2014 to present

Accessible content benefits everyone. Regardless of a user’s ability, content that is created with accessibility leads to a more user-friendly experience for all. To support accessibility best practices, the UX team created a guide on how to create accessible digital content and a checklist for how to test webpages for screen readers, keyboard navigation and color contrast

UX services provided: Usability testing, content strategy

Calisphere Complex Objects | 2016 - 2017

UI Component Library, 2014 to present

Working with the Calisphere product team, the UX team designed a more user-friendly front-end experience for exploring complex objects within the digital archive platform. The UX team lead interviews and usability studies with Calisphere users; developed wireframes to improve the display of objects; and created a set of user-centered requirements.

UX services provided: Needs assessment, UX design, information architecture, usability testing

Dash Redesign | 2015 - 2016

eScholarship Redesign, 2015 to present

The UX team contributed to the redesign of the Dash data management tool, making improvements which included simplifying the data set uploading process and enhancing the tool’s visual design. While the new and improved website launched in late 2016, the UX team continues to provide support for ongoing releases.

UX services provided: Needs assessment, UX design, usability testing

Current & Past UX Activities

Activities Dates Active UX Services Provided
Web Accessibility Guidelines and Checklist 2017 - Present Usability testing, content strategy
DMP Roadmap 2016 - Present Needs assessment, UX design, information architecture, usability testing
Calisphere Complex Objects 2016 - 2017 Needs assessment, UX design, information architecture, usability testing
eScholarship Redesign 2015 - 2017 Interaction specifications, layout design, information architecture, usability testing, content strategy
UI Component Library 2015 - 2017 Web development
CDL Website Content Assessment 2015 - 2017 Content strategy, web development
WEST Program Assessment Survey 2016 - 2016 Needs assessment, survey design, data analysis
DASH Redesign 2015 - 2016 Usability testing, UX design
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: January 04, 2018
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