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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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Tech Critique: Lookback.io

Lookback.io is a somewhat new tool designed specifically for usability testing. Once you have an account, setup is a simple matter of downloading and installing Lookback, then launching the app and making a test recording. Audio, video and screen actions are recorded and, upon finishing a session, video files are uploaded to your Lookback account. …

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Applying a 5-Second Test to Project Alexandria

Various usability testing methods exist for a variety of different insight- and data-gathering needs. Selecting a method should be tailored to the specific research needs of any particular individual or team, and dependant upon the current stage of their project. I decided to focus specifically on 5-second tests and one tool in particular, from UsabilityHub.com. …

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