Rapid Prototyping a Collections-based Mobile Wayfinding Application

Jim Hahn, A. Morales Alaina

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-422
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Academic Librarianship
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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