CollectionSpace is committed to the principles of user-centered design. We develop environments that match the needs of our users, and software that is accessible and usable.
Understanding the User
Personas + Contextual Inquiries help to put human characteristics on abstract definitions of perceived user roles and interactions. Personas are fictional characters used to help define of the goals and behaviors of a generalized users types. Contextual inquiries are "in the wild" observations and interviews of a selected group of real users within the context of their work.
In June and July 2016, UX designer Tim Stutt completed a UX review of the application with existing CSpace users. The final report from this review can be found here.
Understanding the User Needs
Workflow Analysis explores a core subset of eight SPECTRUM procedures in order to create elegant and intuitive user workflows. This section includes procedural workflow diagrams, and a User Interface Map.
Wireframes are developed as part of the design and development process.
New UI designs for CollectionSpace should follow the guidelines set forth in the Style Guide.