The University of Sydney is an Australian public research university with multiple libraries that provide one of the most diverse collection of resources for their students and research professionals.
My UX activities
• Client/stakeholder management
• Contextual research
• Qualitative/quantitative surveying
• Secondary research
• Card sorting
• Ideation, sketching and iteration
• Information architecture (IA)
• Journey maps
• UI collaboration and direction
• Usability testing
• Synthesis and reporting
• Adobe Adobe Creative Suite
• Paper, Post-it Notes and Sharpies
• Sketch 3
Delivered 18 interface templates (all responsive views) that were integrated, tested and deployed by the Boomworks front and back end development team.
Beginning of a five month journey
Original website in 2015
The library’s website had endured many updates and add-ons through the years. It was content heavy and needed to reflect their recent business transformation of a services model, plus adopt the universities newly branded main site.
Initial engagement with students and stakeholders to identify key goals and expectations
We wanted to gain context and understanding from uni students regarding their needs and current engagement with the library. A day was spent on campus for brief conversations and observations as students utilised the existing library site.
Workshops were conducted to clearly define goals, align expectations and outcomes across various stakeholders. It helped formalise many parameters including design principles which guided initial sketches through to delivery of the final responsive interface templates.
- Simplified navigation & clear visual hierarchy
- Better Information Architecture (IA) & labelling
- UI enhancements & consistency
- Display critical information transparently