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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.


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.