The La Roche Library Website, used by students, faculty, and librarians of La Roche University (formerly La Roche College), is full of useful information, but is very outdated. It is difficult to find electronic and other resources available because they are scattered throughout the website. Research helped pinpoint strengths and weaknesses of the site so it could be re-designed with users in mind.
• stakeholder mapping • user testing • interviews • observation • competitive analyses
Site maps and wire frames were created, and finally the website was hand-coded using Sublime Text 2, CSS3, and HTML5. The new site is responsive and easy to navigate, keeps the end users in mind, and makes the task of searching for resources much simpler by placing one search bar prominently on the homepage.
Design: Linn Ruiz-Goubert • Research: Linn Ruiz-Goubert
The old La Roche Library Website
This proposed homepage design is less cluttered than the current site. It contains only essential information needed by students, librarians, and college faculty (access to E-books, Journals, EZ-Borrow, and book catalog, library contact information and quick links for mobile users). The new search bar allows users to search for all information or only information from a specific database, significantly simplifying this process for users. And the navigation has been simplified.
The library Catalog, Journals, E-books, and EZ-Borrow Databases are all contained on this page. View the different databases by switching tabs. This is a major improvement over the current site, which lists databases in various locations.