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Interactive Maps Community Participation

Title:Interactive Maps Community Participation
Date & Time:Wed May 7, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. (Map This)
Event Details:The City of Alexandria is in the early stages of updating its online system of interactive maps to be more meaningful, usable, and interactive for the community. Part of this early phase involves conducting usability testing – a technique for evaluating a product by testing it on a representative group of potential users.

WHERE DO YOU COME IN? Your participation in a brief (20 min), hands-on exploration of these applications will help in the development of this tool, enabling us to identify and address aspects of our design that we might otherwise overlook. Additionally, feedback from the community enhances the likelihood that this tool increases user satisfaction.

Community members will have the opportunity to participate online and in-person at various times and locations throughout the City with guidance from a staff team member (see schedule below).

Important points to consider:

All input is anonymous and, keep in mind, the testing is focused on the application and not the abilities of the participant.
These applications are 'works in progress' and will evolve considerably with refinement and your help! We believe that an important component of this project is to involve the community early in the process - doing so enables us to identify and address possible sources of confusion and errors in an application's design. Early participation from the community ultimately adds to the sustainability of the application, therefore decreasing the potential need for costly replacements.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Document Imaging Viewer, GIS, Library, Mapping, Maps, Parcel Viewer, Planning and Development Viewer, Sewer Viewer, Web

For event details visit Code

Office of Communications
301 King St., Room 3500
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6343

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.