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Research Guides

Entrepreneurship Research Workshops

This guide outlines the suite of entrepreneurship research workshops provided by the library, including Co-Curricular Record and Graduate Professional Skills workshops. Workshops are open to all students, faculty and staff at the university.

Introduction to UX Design

During this workshop, you will learn the essentials of User Experience (UX) research, design, and testing geared towards product development.

You will leave with:

  • An overview of the User Experience (UX) field, including common methods and tools used in UX research and design
  • Knowledge of how integrating UX research and testing can improve your product by discovering and fully understanding user needs
  • An understanding of how the UX Lab service can help you as an entrepreneur (e.g., one on one project consultations, project support for research and testing, weekly drop in hours, etc.)
  • Information about upcoming workshops and events at the University of Toronto


When:  Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where: MADLab, Gerstein Library, 1 below

Instructor: Lisa Gayhart, User Experience Librarian,

Registration Open

Note: This workshop is free and registration is required. However, we have a minimum attendance threshold for this course to run. If you cannot attend this workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10. Please note, it is your responsibility to sign-in next to your name on the attendance sheet for this workshop. A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.

Instructor Bio

Lisa Gayhart has worked at the University of Toronto Libraries for just over 5 years. In that time, she became UofT’s first User Experience (UX) Librarian and built the User Experience portfolio. Lisa has presented and written on topics related to user experience, technology communications, assessment, and service design. She also runs the UX Lab in Robarts Library, the University’s first dedicated user experience lab. Before joining the University, Lisa worked in public libraries, municipal planning, healthcare, and adult education. Lisa graduated with my MLIS in 2008 from Western University. More details: