You are cordially invited to attend the next event of the Eastern Cape Branch of the SAOUG that will take place at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth on Monday 8 September 2014 at 10:00.
“Why User Experience is a sexy topic in the Library of Today”–Talk by Prof Darelle van Greunen
User experience incorporates all different types of research but also considers service design. This presentation details the definition of user experience and human computer interaction and traces its relevance to and adoption by, libraries. It addresses issues such as the relevance of ergonomics in libraries, the need for ethnography and the makeover of libraries in this day and age.
Prof Darelle van Greunen is a Professor in the School of ICT at NMMU. Her background is multi-disciplinary, ranging from languages to psychology to computer science. The focus of her research is using ICT as an enabler in solving real-life problems. She also considers the role of the human in engaging with technology to ensure a positive user experience.
Cost: R40 for paid-up members; R100 for non-members
RSVP by Monday 1 September 2014 (by 12:00) to Jean Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation fee: In case of “no-show” or cancellation of less than 7 days before the event; you will have to pay the full non-member price (i.e.: R100)
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