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News – Future of Libraries Symposium: Jan 26, 2019

Please join Sorensen Partners Principal-in-Charge Marie S.A. Sorensen AIA on Saturday January 26, 2019 at 1PM at the Future of Libraries Symposium, American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference, in Seattle, WA.

Marie will be presenting “Digital Discovery and Architectural Interface Design: Prototyping Architectural-scale Interfaces for Discovery Across Digital and Tangible Collections” based on an article pending publication in the Journal of Library Administration.

Abstract:

How do researchers search for knowledge? What are their behaviors and habits, and what technologies do they use? This article proposes that three design shifts – involving more human senses; enabling comparative and simultaneous viewing; and allowing immediate access to full content – will create a more fruitful research process for scholars who conduct a literature review, learn about a new topic in a related discipline, or catch up on advances in their field. The three proposed designed shifts were tested with prototyping. The systematic prototyping procedure is a method that can be employed by others to advance this field.