Improving Quality of Interaction on the Pratt News Website by Observing User Behaviors

Abstract The newly designed Pratt New website features news, stories, and arts from Pratt Institute. This project aims to improve the interaction and performance of the website by learning the data and observing the user behaviors from Google Analytics and Hotjar. By collaborating with 4 peers, we made suggestions around improving the navigation, encouraging easier …

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Assistive Technology: Jacquard by Google

The Jacquard tag by Google is a wearable technology that is able to live within your daily objects. By integrating, the tag connects physical things to the everyday needs of technology with simple gestures which can be customized within an app. The tag benefits people with disabilities with simplified ways to use technology with compatibility …

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Evaluation Story:Urban Outreach Center NYC

Introduction The Urban Outreach Center (UOC) is a non-profit community organization focused on connecting homeless and low-income New Yorkers in East Harlem and the Upper West Side with food and other critical supplies. The UOC helps “nearly 50,000 vulnerable New Yorkers each year to move with dignity out of homelessness and food insecurity toward self-sufficiency.” …

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On Accessibility and Inclusiveness in UX Design with Regine Gilbert

Regine Gilbert is a user experience designer, an educator at NYU teaching User Experience Design, an international public speaker, and the author of the book ‘Inclusive Design for a Digital World: Designing with Accessibility in Mind (Design Thinking)’. Throughout her ten years of career working in the design field, she has always been trying to …

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Design Critique: Pinterest (iOS app)

Pinterest is an image sharing platform designed to enable saving and discovery of information on the internet using images, animated GIFs, and videos, in the form of pinboards. Within the app, users can freely search for any visuals related to their keywords. It is a common tool for designers to create mood boards and a …

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Design Story: NYC Parks

Project Brief This project was for the Information Architecture & Interaction Design course. I teamed up with Ellen Connell and Jiyoung Lee to work on the project. Our goal is to reimagine a more user-centered find-a-park tool on the nycgovparks.org website. As well as redefining and reorganizing the navigation structure for the park’s website. Our …

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Design Critique: The New York Times Website

The New York Times is one of the biggest newspapers in the US. With its wide coverage of daily news on politics, business, tech, etc worldwide, I want to closely investigate the homepage on how its web experience is designed with heavy information needed to be presented referencing Cooper’s principle of design. The Structure At …

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