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When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods

When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods

 

http://www.nngroup.com/articles/which-ux-research-methods/

Chart of 20 user research methods, classified along 3 dimensions

 

Check out the article for more details. http://www.nngroup.com/articles/which-ux-research-methods/

Stephen

 

Posted on: October 30, 2014, 6:07 am Category: Uncategorized

The 4 Flavors of Makerspaces

The 4 Flavors of Makerspaces

http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/4-flavors-makerspaces/

FabLabs

Learn More:

Hackerspaces

Learn More:

TechShops

Learn More:

Makerspaces

Learn More:

And even more resources are available here:

Thanks Ellyssa – great post!

Stephen

Posted on: October 30, 2014, 6:03 am Category: Uncategorized

“Copy Me” episodes

“Copy Me” episode 3: “Early Copyright History”


Copying = Stealing?


What Is Copy-me?

 

Stephen

Posted on: October 29, 2014, 7:02 am Category: Uncategorized

Scrolls

Yeah, right

http://lisnews.org/scrolls

Stephen

Posted on: October 29, 2014, 7:00 am Category: Uncategorized

20th Century Death

20th Century Death

http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2014/10/14/20th-century-death.html

20th Century Death infographic from Information is Beautiful, visualizes the main causes of death during the 20th century by grouping each cause into general categories and then branching off more specifically.”

Stephen

Posted on: October 28, 2014, 7:00 am Category: Uncategorized

This Is How Teens’ Digital Behavior Is Changing

This Is How Teens’ Digital Behavior Is Changing

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/teens-digital-behavior-changes-2014-10#ixzz3G9N09AUE

RETAIL

Retail can be a parallel for public library branches so these data might be interesting for some strategists:

  • “Compared to last year, a greater percentage of teens boys say they prefer to shop online than in stores.
  • Meanwhile, teen girls seem to be reverting back to stores to do their shopping. “

bii teen shopping preferences

“Teen girls are leaving Amazon and eBay in favor of content-heavy commerce sites like Net-A-Porter and Pinterest. Teen boys, however, are still shopping on Amazon in droves. eBay is losing both boy and girl shoppers.”

bii amazon ebay teens

“Other retail brands also gained more teen girl shoppers, including Forever 21, Victoria’s Secret, and Brandy Melville, while Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom faltered among this demographic.”

bii teen girls retail websitesWith the exception of Nike, many top male-oriented retail brands are failing to attract teenage boys online. Rather, boys seem to prefer the convenience of one-stop shopping on sites like Amazon. ”

bii teen boys retail

MEDIA/ENTERTAINMENT

More data on the decline of DVD in this target demographic:

“Teens are going online to download or stream movies like never before. This has come at the expense of movie rental stores and DVD-by-mail services. ”

bii teen movie trends

“There is still a lot of room for the movie-streaming trend to grow. Nearly seven in every ten teens say they plan to rent movies from Netflix over the next five years. ”

bii teen mobie services

“Gaming is still a popular source of entertainment for teens, and they are playing about as many physical pre-owned games as they did a year ago. Among those who do buy pre-owned games, more than 40% of teens say they get them from GameStop. Still, the retailer is expecting Netflix-level disruption in the video game industry. GameStop recently announced the closure of 120 of its brick-and-mortar stores, in favor of establishing a larger online business where customers can buy pre-owned games and consoles, as well as download digital games. ”

bii digital video games

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook is not sufficient as a social media strategy for teen engagement for public libraries.

“Instagram has increased its lead over Facebook as the most popular social network among teens. Three in every four teens say they use the photo- and video-sharing app, compared to less than half who say they use Facebook. This suggests that teens are leaving Facebook, Twitter, and other traditional social networks for more visual-oriented sharing apps.

Although Snapchat was not an option for teens to select as a social network that they use, 4% of respondents still wrote it in on the survey that they use it. This means the actual number of teens using Snapchat is much higher.”

bii teen social media

MOBILE

Yep, Doh! Teens are mobile.

“Teen iPhone ownership and interest continues to soar. 

  • About 66% of teens currently own an iPhone.
  • 73% say they want an iPhone for their next smartphone.

Teen were also asked about Apple’s recently announced iWatch device. A considerable 16% of teen respondents said they would be interested in the iWatch if it was priced at $350. ”

bii teen iphone ownership

“GoPro is quickly becoming a popular gift item for teens. One percent of teens say the camera device will be on their holiday wish list this year, compared to two years ago when it was virtually unmentioned.

However, most teens likely view GoPro cameras as a device that can be shared amongst their family. Seventeen percent of teens say their family already owns a GoPro device, compared to less than 10% last year. ”

bii gopro device teens

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/teens-digital-behavior-changes-2014-10#ixzz3G9NENPiS

Stephen

Posted on: October 28, 2014, 6:41 am Category: Uncategorized

Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model

Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model

Heather Kindschy (Teacher-Librarian, Mt. Bethel Elementary School, Marietta GA)

http://clcd.com/features/th_learning_commons_model.php

1. A Learning Commons Is Flexible and Learner-Centered

2. The Learning Commons Is Part of a Much-Needed Overhaul

3. Creating a Learning Commons Requires Purpose and Intention

4. The Learning Commons Model is Often Misunderstood

  • “So, you’re getting rid of all or most of your books?” 
  • “Can you tell me exactly what you did? I want that for my library!” 
  • “If I buy fancy moveable furniture and call myself a Learning Commons, is that it?”

5. If You’re Going to Eat an Elephant, Do It One Bite at a Time

Read the whole thing: http://clcd.com/features/th_learning_commons_model.php

Stephen

Posted on: October 27, 2014, 11:25 am Category: Uncategorized