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Our Work: The development team at Gottesman Libraries has continued to support the library and various digital endeavors at Teachers College during the Spring 2021 semester. Some of the outcomes are listed here:Library Website/App/Blog + Exlibris Alma/Primo VE:Redesigned the user interface for Primo VE.Redesigned and updated the notification letters in Alma.Integrated search with the new Educat+ (Alma/Primo VE) system in website and app.Removed Summon/...
Ziyin and I continued to support the library by keeping our applications updated and running. Following is a brief list of updates and additions to our eco-system.Library Website: Our main product continues to get regular updates, including -Monthly Cafe and Staff Picks virtual book displaysA new URL for the library blog (https://blog.library.tc.columbia.edu/)Updated Library hours and calendar displays
The dev team continues to support the library and college by adding new and exciting features to our tech-ecosystem and keeping all our systems and services running and updated.Library App Relaunched: Our biggest push this semester was updating the TC Library app and relaunching it on the App Store and
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Our Work: The development team at Gottesman Libraries has continued to support the library and various digital endeavors at Teachers College during the Spring 2020 semester. Our efforts this semester included identifying ways to streamline our services, enhancing our digital products based on new requirements, keeping our systems and technology updated and running, reduce operational costs, and expand our reach and offerings throughout Teachers College. Some of these efforts are listed below -Library Web...
I found this interesting website that showcases an open source taxonomy for the future of education.The 2019 Global Learning Landscape is an open source taxonomy for mapping innovation in learning and talent. Combining machine learning with a global community of experts, we analyzed over 50,000 organizations, 500,000 apps and considered the 3 million schools, colleges and universities around the world. Using the classical top-down / bottom-up design methodology, the 2019 Global Learning Landscape was built around 50 core clusters along a learning journey. From k...
I had the pleasure of volunteering at and attending the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) annual International conference 'UXPA 2018' in Puerto Rico last week (June 25th - June 28th).
What is a dark pattern?A dark pattern is a user interface carefully crafted to trick users into doing things they might not otherwise do, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills. Normally when you think of “bad design,” you think of the creator as being sloppy or lazy — but without ill intent. Dark patterns, on the other hand, are not mistakes. They're carefully crafted with a solid understanding of human psychology, and they do not have the user’s interests in mind.Harry Brignull is credited with coining the phrase 'dark p...
As part of the Library website redesign project, we are exploring the possibility of having a mobile app that can complement or enhance patron experience with our library. At the same time, we also see reports (see below) of how difficult it is to get users to download and use new apps. What are your thoughts on having an app for the library? Will you use one? What should it do at minimum for you to want to download and use it?Media analytics firm comScore recently
We have an (informal/not-so-strict) agile process in place right now in our design and development sprints. As we start on our Vialogues project, this is a good time to refine and define this process. The following articles might give us some ideas on this space and how we might be able to use them.Google's popular Product Design SprintFor starters, this is a detailed handbook of steps to work the six stages, according to Google, which are 'Understand', 'Define', 'Diverge', 'Decide', ...
As we start on our next project to redesign Vialogues, we are constantly looking for new ideas and technology that can be incorporated into it. Google just announced a new project where their computer vision algorithm is now able to search and recognize specific objects within a video! How are they doing this? Very simple answer is through computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning.