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LexisNexis partners with Centralis to help law students research more effectively

May 5, 2008: As part of its ongoing work with LexisNexis, the leading provider of legal information services, Centralis is helping LexisNexis better meet the needs of users when they first encounter LexisNexis products and services in law school.

Students learn the fundamentals of legal research early in their legal education, and adopt strong preferences for systems that help them complete their coursework quickly and efficiently. Centralis is helping LexisNexis attract users at this critical point in their careers by streamlining the law school user experience.

To learn more about what law students need from LexisNexis, Centralis recently conducted a series of usability testing and card sorting sessions with users from tier 1 and tier 2 law schools. This research revealed opportunities to showcase the breadth of LexisNexis’ offerings and prioritize features most appealing to students at different points in their academic careers. Centralis is working with LexisNexis to create an experience grounded in these findings, which will be implemented in a release prior to the start of the academic year.

About LexisNexis
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide. For more information on LexisNexis, go to www.lexisnexis.com.

About Centralis
Centralis helps clients succeed by making their products, services, software and websites easier to use. Founded in 2001, Centralis is a leader in User Experience, a field that integrates interface design, user research and business strategy to ensure that products meet the needs of both businesses and customers. Our services include user research, experience design, usability testing and training. We have an onsite research lab custom-designed for user experience research, as well as a mobile lab for studying users wherever they are. For more information on Centralis, go to www.centralis.com.