Search Feel Find

BRODIN BERGGREN, Lenita and JOSEFSSON, Malin (2017) Search Feel Find. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2017 – Wrocław, Poland – Libraries. Solidarity. Society. in Session 112 - Poster Sessions.

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Abstract

Search Feel Find

Through images and text visualizes poster our work in the project Search, Feel, Find. The focus of the project was to create a prototype for an alternative search tool for the interactive floor surface. Another goal was to investigate how a non-text-based interface could be designed for other electronic media. Target groups for the study were primarily distance students and researchers, two groups that visit the physical library relatively rarely. The project was a collaboration between Umeå University Library, Institute of Design (Umeå University), Kulturverket (Umeå municipality), HUMlab (Umeå University), Lövånger school and library (Skellefteå municipality). Implementation of the project was made possible by funds from the National Library of Sweden. The empirical basis for the project’s results were based on results from the workshops, interviews and user surveys. The work method was tentative and was characterized by flexibility. The results of the project indicate the need for the library to develop an interactive interface for the search service that is characterized by a clear and minimal design and follows the library’s visual identity. The visual inspiration is equally important as the scientific content. To create a more seamless user experience the library’s physical and digital environments should be linked together. The result of the work with the children points towards a non-linear, more intuitive information search in which several senses are employed in the process.

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