Design Critique: Airbnb (Android App)

Airbnb, Inc. is an online platform for arranging or offering lodging, homestays, or experiences. It acts as a mediator for hosts and travelers. The company was conceived after its founders put an air mattress in their living room, effectively turning their apartment into a bed and breakfast, in order to offset the high cost of rent in San Francisco; Airbnb is …

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Evaluation Story: Barnard Digital Collections

THE CHALLENGE I was part of an ambitious project to evaluate the desktop version of the Barnard Digital Collections website (based on user research), address critical issues, and provide recommendations to solve them. THE CLIENT – A POOL OF ARCHIVAL MATERIALS Created in 2014, the Barnard Digital Collections features materials from the Barnard Archives and Special …

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Evaluation Story: Barnard Digital Collections Website

Barnard Digital Collections offers students and researchers with a vast collection of digital archival material. It gives users free access to nearly 85,000 academic sources, including but not limited to newspapers, scrapbooks, photographs etc. No major design changes have been made to the website since its inception. The goal of this study was to test …

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Evaluation Story : Friends of The Materials For The Arts

Problem:  Our client Friends of Materials for the Arts wanted feedback on the functioning of their website. They very recently had redesigned their website and hence were not up for making dramatic changes. Their also wanted us to focus on functioning over the visual aspect. We were asked to suggest improvements for the websites organization …

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Evaluation Story: The Canadian Museum of Nature – Website

Introduction The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada’s national history of museum located in Ottawa, Ontario. Its mission is to enkindle the unforgettable connections and experiences with nature though engaging exhibitions, collections management, research programs, and engagement in a 21st-century global context. The museum also offers a fully bilingual dynamic in French and English of …

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Redesigning Pratt Institute’s Homepage and Academics Page

— PROJECT SUMMARY About the organization: Pratt Institute is a higher education university in New York City with a mission to transform academic excellence in architecture, art, design, information studies, and liberal arts and sciences through its defining heritage and visionary future. Team: Olaide, Xin and Pallavi My Role: UI/UX Designer, Interaction Designer, Project Manager …

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Evaluation Story: Barnard Digital Collections

The goal for this project was to run an evaluation of the Barnard Digital Collections portal and analyze its potential usability issues. The Barnard Digital Collections portal was created in 2014 to serve as the online home for Barnard’s archival materials and special collections spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Our team was composed …

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Design Story: NYC311

For our group project in Information Architecture and Interaction Design, Chris Orellana, Yilan Ye, and I chose to focus on a hypothetical redesign of NYC311, a government website which provides NYC residents with city services and information (actual site: https://portal.311.nyc.gov/). During the semester, we went through a thorough design process, from user research to wireframes …

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