Author: asrp

Improving the user experience for the Pratt Libraries’ website

Pratt Libraries has been collaborating with students in three courses at the SI to improve the user experience of their website. We will have presentations from each student project followed by a discussion/Q&A. We will talk about the different methods and lessons learned from each project. Nick Dease, Digital Learning Librarian, will also be part of the discussion.

“Alexa, Tell Me a Joke”: An Analysis of Humor-Based User Interactions with Intelligent Personal Assistants

This study examines humorous interactions with intelligent personal assistants (IPA/IPAs). The respective IPAs include Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Apple Siri. Many discussions of a wide-ranging review helped to define the goal to classify user utterances, IPA responses, and user ratings of IPA responses.

Mapping Popular Topics of Climate Change

This project explores the topic of climate change in order to better understand the many subtopics within it. My goal for these visualizations is that they offer an introductory analysis on the popular topics of climate change, to be used by fellow students, researchers, and anyone interested in learning more about the subject. The visualizations will hopefully serve as a springboard to further research.

Racism and the Chinese-American Experience

“Racism is a learned behavior, influenced by fear and sustained by ignorance. This Libguide was created to help students better contextualize how discriminatory policies and fear mongering produced widespread racism against Chinese-Americans. In order to dismantle racism, it is imperative to recognize it’s many forms both historical and contemporary.

The creators, three self-identified white women, do not claim to be experts on the Chinese-American experience and we recognize our privilege in the creation of this guide. We welcome any and all criticism and hope to create discussion around the power of librarians as content creators.”

Re-Designing the CUNY Graduate Center Library Website

Working directly with the CUNY Graduate Center Library, a team of 4 students conducted extensive user research to develop and test the information architecture and iteratively design a responsive high-fidelity prototype of the library’s website.