Design Story: The Intrepid Museum

About the Project

We were tasked with completely redesigning the Intrepid Museum’s website. After some research, we found the current site to be severely lacking in its ability to be aesthetically pleasing while providing users with easy access to information.

Current Intrepid Home Page

My Role

One of the main roles I took on in the group was as a communicator and editor.… Continue Reading »

Queens Historical Society: A Case Study

For over fifty years, the Queens Historical Society (QHS) has been actively celebrating and preserving the heritage and history of Queens, New York through educational programs, exhibitions, and its public repository of archival collections and sources.  The QHS website is a key vehicle for communicating their mission to the widest audience possible, yet their message gets lost in the clutter of content, images, navigation bars, and more.Continue Reading »

Queens Historical Society

 

About the Project

At the beginning of the semester we were broken up into groups and asked to tackle redesigning the Queens Historical Society website. In my group, each of us identify key issues within the website, these key issues helped us design a more friendly website using the following procedure.

 

Current Design

        

 

Upon looking at the Queens Historical Society website some of the key issues are the double navigation bars, the non-interactive slider, the follow of content and the heavy text content located on the first page.… Continue Reading »

Design Story: Queens Historical Society

An Adventure from Concept to Prototype for the Intrepid Air and Space Museum by Brian Engel

Our Client: Before

 

Our task was to redesign the website for the Intrepid Air and Space Museum.  We were told they were looking to appeal to New Yorkers and make their website more mobile-friendly, but we soon found they have many more problems.

 

The Card Sort and Tree Test

 

With our goal in mind and a firm grasp on the user bases we wanted to interact with, we hosted a series of Card Sorts.  … Continue Reading »

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 Intrepid mission while giving users a flawless and consistent experience.… Continue Reading »

Design Story: Intreprid Sea, Air & Space Museum Website

Design Story: Chimera Calendar App

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 of our users, we identified key traits we knew to be common among arts and media freelancers, as we are both well-acquainted with multiple freelancers ourselves and have witnessed roadblocks to their productivity on many occasions.Continue Reading »

Expert Voices: Diana Sapanaro

I talked to Diana Sapanaro, UX Researcher and Strategist at SoundingBox. The conversation below has been paraphrased from a phone interview.

Tell me a bit about the work that you do. How did you get started in this field?

I went into library school thinking I was going to be an academic librarian, but I realized I was more interested in how people feel and think about tech.Continue Reading »

Expert Voices Interview: Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit

I sat down with Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit, the Head of the NYU Libraries User Experience department, to discuss her work at NYU and the role UX design plays in her position.

KD: Your background is in academic librarianship. How did your career path bring you to UX?

NTK: Well, I’m still an academic librarian, so it sort of makes sense that I’m working for an academic library, but segueing into UX.Continue Reading »

Expert Voices Interview: Iris Bierlein

I interviewed Iris Bierlein, a UX Specialist with the NYU Libraries UX department .We discussed her role as a UX researcher, and her interest in qualitative research in particular.

KD: To what degree does your role as a UX Specialist allow you to commit time to research?

IB: I’m the lead on the qualitative research, so thinking about and designing research is a significant portion of what I do.Continue Reading »

An Interview with Courtney McGee- Content Strategist @ The New York Public Library

Can you tell me a bit about your background?

Sure. I went to high school in rural Michigan and strangely enough we had an amazing technology program there. I got involved with video production and making daily news announcements.  I also got involved with Photoshop and web design. I was learning really great skills that you wouldn’t necessarily think would be happening in the early 90s in rural Michigan.  … Continue Reading »