Help Test and Improve the OHSU Library Web Site! Spring 2017 OHSU Library Web Site Usability Testing

The OHSU Library conducts periodic usability testing of its web site and currently is recruiting people to participate in this season’s usability testing.


What is usability testing?

If you choose to participate we will set up a time to meet with you to go through a set of questions or tasks on the web site. There are *no* “right” or “wrong” answers. We are just interested in learning more about how people expect to find information on our site. The sessions will be scheduled for an hour, but will most likely not take more than 30 minutes.

Why do this?

Understanding how students, faculty, staff, and community members use our web site helps us evolve the web site to continue to make it as usable and user-friendly as possible. Your participation helps make the site better for everyone!


What do I get for doing this?

Aside from the satisfaction of knowing you are helping improve the Library’s web site for all, we will provide you a small token of thanks in the form of some kind of snack-related item.

What if I want to remain anonymous?

We are interested in the “type” of user you are (student, staff, faculty, community member) and will note this, but otherwise are not tracking on individual information.

I’m interested. Now what?

If you are interested in participating in this usability testing, please contact Laura Zeigen ( by Thursday, March 30th, 2017. You will be contacted about setting up a time for library staff to go through the testing with you.