Design Story (Alexander Street)

Alexander Street Landing Page Redesign:

 

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 no one else does.Continue Reading »

Re-design of Seton Hall University Libraries Website

 

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 students to get help in every step of their research process?

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SHU Design Story by Armon Burton of Curious Solomon

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 and cultural heart of the University.… Continue Reading »

Quantitative Usability in the Corporate World: Data-Driven Design

Summary

This review briefly explores how quantitative and qualitative usability methods are leveraged by product managers as data-driven design to develop and deliver memorable user experiences.

Quantitative versus Qualitative

What is quantitative usability? According to the Nielsen Norman Group, it’s important to note the difference between quantitative and qualitative usability and what is required to carry out each.Continue Reading »

Capital One’s Design Team

Capital One Financial Corporation is an American bank holding company which specializes in credit cards, auto loans, banking, and saving products. It is headquartered at McLean, Virginia. Chris invited me to spend a few hours at their New York office on 19th street. The New York office space is dedicated to business, design and technical teams in commercial banking.Continue Reading »

Measuring Emotion and Engagement

In the past, measuring emotion and engagement are seem to be impossible, because the emotion is too abstract to be collected as data. Communication has become a regular way to collect users’ data, even though it can not be 100% correct. Without solid data, researchers can’t stay objective to develop a conclusion of the issue. Fortunately, some devices are invented to evaluate and collect emotion data.

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Benchmarking: Worth it?

There are many differences that should to be taken into consideration when choosing whether to set up your test as a qualitative or quantitative study. Qualitative testing yields results that can answer questions related to “why is this happening?” Or “how did that interaction make you feel?”. Where the main goal of performing a quantitative usability test is to gain some metrics, whether it be the success of a certain task, or time taken to complete a task, to name only a few.… Continue Reading »

Accessibility & Contrast Ratio

Source: https://www.consensusinteractive.com/5-tips-on-web-accessibility-and-ada-compliance/

According to the W3C WAI (Worldwide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative), Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including: auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech, and visual. The initiative and publisher guidelines is meant to cover temporary and permanent disability conditions as well as situational/environmental and connectivity related differences among users.… Continue Reading »

Enhancing Productivity and ROI for ERP: A Quantitative Usability Evaluation

Figure (1): ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Software System

It is widely acknowledged that enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems suffer from complex user interfaces. The complexity of these user interfaces negatively affects the usability of these systems. Current research has shown that a need exists to improve the overall usability of ERP systems. Specific methods and criteria for assessing the usability of ERP systems have not been developed or widely published.… Continue Reading »