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Title:Rapid prototyping a collections-based mobile wayfinding application
Author(s):Hahn, James F.; Morales, Alaina
Subject(s):rapid prototyping
Google Android phone
Undergraduate libraries.
mobile computing
Abstract:This research presents the results of a project that investigated how students use a library developed mobile app to locate books in the library. The study employed a methodology of formative evaluation so that the development of the mobile app would be informed by user preferences for next generation wayfinding systems. A key finding is the importance of gathering ongoing user feedback for designing useful and used mobile academic library applications. Elements and data points to include in future mobile interfaces are discussed.
Issue Date:2011-09
Citation Info:Hahn, J. & Morales, A. (2011). Rapid prototyping a collections-based mobile wayfinding application. Journal of Academic Librarianship 37 (5)
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Sponsor:The authors wish to acknowledge the Research and Publication Committee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library and the University of Illinois Campus Research Board, which provided support for the completion of this research.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-21

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