Upper Sandusky Public Library

This is an excerpt from an Information Architecture class project I did for the public library in Upper-Sandusky, Ohio.

Most people expect a library have access to information on almost every topic imaginable, in both print and digital media. The result is often that library home pages become cluttered and are a lot of work to navigate. Everything in the world might be there somewhere, but it’s hard to find that specific thing a person is looking for. And the just scratches the surface of what libraries are expected to do.

Site map and wireframes

This study used an information architecture analysis, user interviews, and remote usability studies to create a new organization for the libraries holdings based on what visitors most wanted to find online.

Original home page

original library site

New wireframe

New site map used to create the wireframes
New site map used to create the wireframes

 

mega-menu drop-downs for library home page main navigation
mega-menu drop-downs for library home page main navigation
Sample wireframe for book-search results page
Sample wireframe for book-search results page