Generous Interfaces for Library Websites

Generous interfaces are the current work of Mitchell Whitelaw, University of Canberra…

  • Give users visual things to engage with; not a list of links
  • Show users something first, before they search or click on something


Examples of non-generous (stingy) interfaces…


Examples of generous interfaces:


Academic libraries will gradually shift to generous interfaces over the next five years, with large icons appearing where links once did.

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