The increasingly shared development efforts and growth of the HathiTrust Digital Library creates a greater need for a single coordinated usability effort. The User Experience Advisory Group coordinates and oversees usability activities across all public interfaces for HathiTrust. This includes, but is not limited to, interfaces on web and mobile web devices for reading applications (e.g., PageTurner), aggregation applications (e.g., Collection Builder), searching applications (e.g., Bibliographic and Full-text Search), and support sites (e.g., the HathiTrust partner information site and FAQ pages).
The UX Advisory Group:
The UX Advisory Group consists of a Chair and Vice Chair, along with 2-4 additional professional staff with user research experience. Members are appointed by the HathiTrust Executive Committee. Membership will be reviewed on an annual basis.
Meetings: will be scheduled on a bi-weekly or monthly basis depending on level of active projects.
Members: to be convened or approved by UX Advisory Group and to comprise staff from a partner institution. Ideally, at least one member should have some usability/user research related experience.
Reports to the HathiTrust Executive Director, who in turn reports on UX Advisory Group activity to the HathiTrust Executive Committee and the Strategic Advisory Board. The Chair of the UX Advisory Group may be called upon to represent UX Advisory Group activities or challenges for the Strategic Advisory Board.