libraries, usability, facets
Rapid A/B-like usability testing was employed in an effort to determine the optimal efficacy of and end user satisfaction with post-search delimiters (facets) being placed on the right vs. left side of the results screen in a resource discovery layer. Based on a survey of library visitors (n=17), results suggest a facets-on-the-left design draws more attention to limits (p=.20) and is preferred by patrons (p=.07). Best practices for customization are also discussed.
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Hubbard, John, "Are Limits More Important than Results? Collecting Usability Data for a Facets-on-the-Right Library Discovery Layer Design" (2017). UWM Libraries Other Staff Publications. 7.