1. Take off your jewelry: A “simple” approach to LibGuides design ! “Ornamentation is like jewelry. ! Put on all of your best, then take most of it off.” ! K.K. Merker, literary publisher ! Tammi Owens, Emerging Services Librarian! Allison Quam, Reference Librarian! Winona State University! Subjects landing page.! Research Hub landing page.! Course guides landing page.! • Keep it simple: design continuity, oneclick database navigation, single-page layouts, no dropdowns, no search boxes! • Make it scannable: place important information in upper right corner, pull eye across page with right-side photos! • Control cognitive overload: use white space, fewer than 15 links per page, single row of fewer than 6 tabs! • Resist librarian-ing: use plain language, fewer words, just-in-time resources ! Film Studies subject guide.! LibGuides design team! Tammi Owens, email@example.com! Allison Quam, firstname.lastname@example.org! H. Vernon Leighton, email@example.com! NURS 354 course guide.! WSU Research Hub!
Owens, Tammi M. and Quam, Allison, "Take off your jewelry: A ‘simple’ approach to LibGuides design" (2013). Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations. 58.