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Savannah College of Art and Design
Fiscal Year: 
2015
Award: 
$50,000.00
City: 
Savannah
State: 
GA
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
Learning Spaces in Libraries

Savannah College of Art and Design will plan for and create a model for the academic library of tomorrow using user experience (UX) design expertise. UX Design is defined as the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product. The IMLS grant will offset planning for an operational model that links library resources (physical, technological, digital) in a user-experience, participatory-centered design model across all Savannah College of Art and Design libraries, including a reimagining of space to accommodate new technologies, offer new services and increase the value of the user experience. The resultant UX Design assessment tool will advance a new paradigm of user awareness and integrated service delivery thus providing a model for the library sector. The results from the project will be disseminated for wide use, adaptation, scale, and replication at libraries across the U.S.