User Experience Design and Digital Archives

Certificate Eligibility: 
60 minutes

Continued institutional investment in digital archives is predicated on their sustained access and use. Researchers and staff connect with the archives through interfaces. Interfaces bring together design decisions and interaction opportunities. The User Experience (UX) Design field has developed methods and tools that have the potential to enhance the archive’s ability to connect its services and collections to designated communities.


In this course, we review these methods and tools in the context of planning for digital archives access. Participants will learn existing and potential applications of UX principles to digital archives administration through presentation and discussion.

Learning Outcomes: 
Identify established user experience design methods and tools
Explain approaches for improving access through the application of these methods and tools
Plan for integration of successive generations of user centered design methods and tools
Integrate these within existing digital archives’ functions of providing access
Who Should Attend: 

Administrators, managers, and practitioners

What You Should Already Know: 

Participants should have a working knowledge of OAIS, project management, and web design and display issues. 

DAS Core Competency: 
4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.
5. Strategically plan for the sustainability of digital archives.
7. Design a defined set of services for designated community.
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