Building a Mobile Device Testing and Development Lab @ the UNT Libraries

William Hicks


Chapter 5 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 51, no. 7), “Mobile Devices: Service with Intention,” describes University of North Texas’s implementation of the open device lab concept, popular in parts of Europe and the United States. The intent was to use devices in its usability testing and to make them available to students for their work. The library pushed the boundaries of what “mobile development” was beginning to look like in mid-2014. This chapter explores preliminary findings.

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