[Archivesspace_Users_Group] UX Findings related to ArchivesSpace template

Caffrey-Hill, Julia jcaffreyhill at towson.edu
Tue Oct 5 15:56:52 EDT 2021

Last Spring, Albert S. Cook Library of Towson University conducted user experience testing virtually. One out of six tasks related to discovery within Special Collections & University Archives. The question was "Your professor has asked you to use the TU archives to find information on the history of TU football. How would you go about doing that?"

One of our findings was at least one user did not notice the "Request" or "Citation" button in the top right of the screen. The top right is an unconventional location for a button of this type, in my experience. Additionally, buttons like this are usually are colorful by default rather than the same color as the background. We do not have any custom theme applied to my knowledge.

We can share data and user quotes with anyone interested, but I wanted to share this information out on behalf of our library and ensure it reached the wider community.

I follow this list but it is my first time posting. Please advise on where this information can be shared and whether or not you suggest a GitHub ticket related to this. Or if there is a theme file or setting that would remedy this, I would be interested to learn about it.

Best wishes,

Julia Caffrey-Hill
Web Services Librarian
Albert S. Cook Library
jcaffreyhill at towson.edu<mailto:jcaffreyhill at towson.edu>
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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