Publishers and other library service vendors invited to submit applications for our fifth annual UX Award by 17 November.
About our UX Award 2024
Our UX Award showcases publishers and library service vendors that put users at the heart of their service design. All with the simple aim of providing easy access to content and services. Through this yearly award, we aim to inspire publishers and other library service vendors to invest in user experience and deliver simple journeys to their content and services.
Now in its fifth year, our panel judges decided to expand the award beyond publishers to library systems vendors, research and analytics tools, and other library products and services.
Jane Charlton, UX Award organizer
Natasha Den Dekker, lead user researcher, Santander
Why you should apply
Librarians and library users highly value simple and easy access to online products and services. It makes perfect sense to keep your users and subscribers happy as they’ll return again and again.
Librarians are very savvy when it comes to how they spend their budget. And the cost-of-living crisis has only heightened the importance of establishing value for money on library subscriptions. Vendors that deliver a great user experience help to drive increased usage and this is one of the key metrics librarians use to decide where to spend budget.
Delivering a superior user experience also helps position your product or service above your competitors. Publishers and library service vendors that put their users first and center will get great reviews. Users are also more likely to use your product than a competitor that has not made the same investment in product UX.
You don’t need to be a large vendor to win. nkoda digital sheet music app demonstrated this when they won the award in 2021. Our esteemed judges will assess all applications based on their merits and how closely they meet the award criteria.
How to apply
Previous award winners
Apply for our 2024 UX Award!
All online publishers and other library service vendors great and small can apply for our 2024 UX Award.
Complete our short expression of interest form and we’ll send you an application form to complete by Friday 17 November.