John Jung

Programmer Analyst

John Jung

I do programming in the Digital Library Development Center, mostly involving Python and JavaScript in various frameworks. Additionally I am comfortable using design methods as a way to better understand complex problems and to create strategies for solving them.

I give workshops and talks on these topics to try to find ways to bring ideas from the world of design into libraries; I'm interested in places where design methods might work as-is, where they might need to be modified, and where approaches that come naturally in libraries might be useful elsewhere.

External Committee Memberships

Library UX Chicago Steering Committee


Speculative Design: Design and Strategy (upcoming)

Speculative Design: Design as Conversation - UXLibs IV - 6/2018

Service Blueprinting Library Workflows - Library UX Chicago - 8/2017

Decision-Making with Web Analytics - w/ David Bietila, Emma Boettcher, and Tara Wood - Library UX Chicago - 7/2017

Human Centered Book Clubs - w/ Kathy Zadrozny - UXLibs III - 6/2017

Benefits of Homemade Camera Rigs for UX Testing - w/ Emma Boettcher - Designing for Digital - 4/2017

Similarity Matrices as a User Experience Tool - Library UX Chicago - 12/2016

Design Fiction - w/ Kathy Zadrozny - ALAO Annual Conference - 10/2016

Brainstorming and Prototyping - w/ Kathy Zadrozny - Library UX Chicago - 8/2016

From User Testing to Prototypes - w/ Kathy Zadrozny - Designing for Digital - 4/2016

"What Was She Pointing At When She Said That?" Recording User Tests with Overhead Video - w/ Kathy Zadrozny - Library UX Chicago - 12/2015

The Library Persuasion Game - w/ Isabel Gonzalez-Smith and Leo Lo - I2C2: Innovation, Inspiration, and Creativity in Libraries - 3/2014


Master of Design Methods, IIT Institute of Design, 2015

Master of Arts in Art, Governor's State University, 2001

Bachelor of Arts in Art, Governor's State University, 1998