School of Visual Arts(SVA) Library Website – Evaluation Story

December 16, 2019 / 0 comments

About the Project The School of Visual Arts Library is a major resource for art and design study, developed over the course of 60 years to foster the college’s intellectual and creative life. Its rich print and digital collections directly support SVA’s undergraduate and graduate curricula, and provide inspiration, establish context and widen perspectives. Library…

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Evaluation Story: Audio Tours at the Jewish Museum

December 15, 2019 / 0 comments

The Jewish Museum launched a mobile-optimized audio tours website in July 2019, hoping that it would be a tool to “illuminate works of art from the Museum’s collection, highlight a range of perspectives, and provide an engaging experience for visitors of all backgrounds.” In order to get an understanding of how users were using the…

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Evaluation Story: Testing Engagement for the Innocence Project

December 15, 2019 / 0 comments

In fall 2019, as part of our final project for Usability Theory and Practice, I and three others carried out user testing for the Innocence Project, a nonprofit which seeks to free wrongly convicted criminals through DNA testing and advance criminal justice reform. Our evaluation used in-person user testing, resulting in a detailed report and…

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Usability Study: Cooper Hewitt Website

December 15, 2019 / 0 comments

ABOUT THE PROJECT Cooper Hewitt is America’s design museum. Inclusive, innovative, and experimental, the Smithsonian museum’s dynamic exhibitions, education programs, master’s program, publications and online resources inspire, educate and empower people through design. Cooper Hewitt is embarking on a website redesign but wants to learn more about how their users use the website. The goal…

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Cooper Hewitt User Testing Evaluation

December 15, 2019 / 0 comments

The FINAL REPORT The PRESENTATION THE CASE STUDY

Pratt Institute Website: Evaluation Story

December 13, 2019 / 0 comments

A team of four researchers completed a seven-week-long user testing study to test the usability of Pratt Institute’s website. This research was undertaken for the benefit of Pratt’s Communications and Marketing department, and was completed for the Usability Theory and Practice class taught by Prof. Elena Villaespesa. This project culminated in the compilation of a…

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Alexander Street Landing Page Redesign (Design Story)

August 22, 2019 / 0 comments

Project Brief: The goal of this project was to ensure that the users of Alexander Street Press, a video and primary source archive for educational programming, were met with the highest possible satisfactory landing page. One that would aide in sign-up statistics and let the users know what it is that Alexander Street has that…

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Enhancing The Pratt Institute Libraries Experience – UX Research and Recommendations

August 22, 2019 / 0 comments

ABOUT THE PRATT INSTITUTE LIBRARIES The Pratt Institute Libraries is an academic library institution serving three campuses in the New York area. The Libraries’ main building is located on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus with collections and services that focus on the visual arts, architecture, design, creative writing, and related fields. The mission of the Pratt Institute…

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AFA Design Story – Patrick Jerry

August 22, 2019 / 0 comments

  The Project Our task was to redesign of the Arts for All official website to make it more attractive, more functional, and  more appropriate for a modern arts education nonprofit. The Problem AFA’s current website is unpleasant to use because it is ugly to look at and it is difficult to discern the site’s…

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Design Story: Materials for the Arts

August 22, 2019 / 0 comments

Scope Initial interviews with Materials for the Arts (MFTA) revealed the organization’s key goals in a website redesign. The organization would like its users to be informed of the different opportunities it provides beyond donations and scheduled appointments. In order to insure that prospective users are efficiently and effectively exploring the interface a series of…

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Re-design of Seton Hall University Libraries Website

May 12, 2019 / 0 comments

  Project Summary Timeline My Role Goal January – May 2019 I was a UX designer, designing this product end-to-end from research to prototype To completely transform the university library’s website in order to provide help to undergraduate students at their points of need   Problem Statement How Might We make it easier for undergrad…

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SHU Design Story by Armon Burton of Curious Solomon

May 12, 2019 / 0 comments

About the Project Overview: This project involved redesigning the information architecture and improving the user experience of Seton Hall University Libraries website.  The Seton Hall University Libraries support excellence in academic and individual work, enable inquiry, foster intellectual and ethical integrity and respect for diverse points of view through user-focused services and robust collections as the intellectual…

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The Joy of Navigation: A Design Story

December 18, 2018 / 0 comments

About the project UX-Women was tasked with optimizing the mobile experience for www.nypl.org to accommodate the growing desire for a robust mobile access. Based on our stakeholder interview, we interpreted mobile optimization to include a more seamless experience from desktop to mobile, and from physical libraries to the web. Over the course of 12 weeks,…

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December 16, 2018 / 0 comments

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Design Journal for the Material of the Arts

May 9, 2018 / 0 comments

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Redesigning the CUNY Graduate Center Library’s Website: A Design Story

May 5, 2018 / 0 comments

Scope The CUNY Graduate Center (GC) Library is in the process of revamping their digital presence. In order to do this in a way that centers the user’s experience, a careful examination of user behaviors, desires, knowledge, and expectations is required. My design team, Team Buttons, set out to research the library’s target users in…

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Case Study: Friends of Material for the Arts

May 3, 2018 / 0 comments

ABOUT THE PROJECT Material for the Arts had discovered a declining usage of their website. They did not have a mobile optimized website and we were asked to propose a mobile-centered re-design. In this project, we designed a digital interfaces from a user-centered perspective based on user research, interviews and evaluation. MY ROLE I had…

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Design Story: Intreprid Sea, Air & Space Museum Website

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Design Story for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum   Group: Arushi, Julie, Alexa, Krissy. The Challenge: Our group had the opportunity to reimagine a new website for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex. The goal was to research users and analyze content to create a prototype we feel best serves the…

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Design Story: Chimera Calendar App

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

By Kristen Droesch & Lily Martin, Spring 2017 For our Advanced UX Design course, we were charged with developing and prototyping a new calendar system. We kicked off our project by selecting the user group we were most interested in designing for, eventually settling on arts and media freelancers. To boil down the essential needs…

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A Redesign Proposal for the Voorheesville Public Library Website

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

In order to propose a redesign for the Voorheesville Public Library’s website, we conducted a user-centered review, test, and analysis of the information architecture and interactive design of the site. It appeared to be clogged with duplicated content in an overly complex structure, and was not adapted for mobile. Our goals were to conduct research…

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