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ERIC Number: EJ1152579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2158-6195
Designing Mobile Technology to Enhance Library Space Use: Findings from an Undergraduate Student Competition
Ward, David; Hahn, Jim; Mestre, Lori S.
Journal of Learning Spaces, v4 n1 p30-40 2015
To explore how libraries might integrate student perspectives and needs into their mobile development workflow, one large academic research library developed a fun, collaborative design methodology in order to stimulate student creativity. As part of a national IMLS (Institute for Museums and Library Services) grant, "The Student/Library Collaborative: Toward Transformative Mobile Library Service," the research team organized a student competition that challenged student teams from across majors to design mobile apps with features that they and their classmates would want to use to increase and enhance their use of library spaces. The research sought to answer the following questions: (1) What location-specific library space needs do undergraduate students have? (2) How can mobile apps increase the use of library facilities and services? and (3) What is the validity of the competition methodology for generating actionable ideas for mobile apps and knowledge of student learning space use?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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