Library websites are among the most complex digital spaces to navigate and maintain. The Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) collaborated with Peter Morville , information architect and Q advisor, to plan the restructuring and redesign of their new website. AADL serves between 165,000 – 170,000 people across five locations. Their previous website, first launched in 2005, included a separate fixed-width and mobile-only experience. Q was brought in for the visual design phase of the project and worked closely with Morville, AADL leadership, and the library’s in-house web development team. We created a visual look and feel that focused on usability and accessibility. We then delivered a range of page designs in desktop and mobile phone formats, plus a robust web style guide for the AADL web team to use during development. See new website and listen to a recent Responsive Web Design podcast about the project with hosts Ethan Marcotte and Karen McGrane.
Responsive Web Design