Distinguished Lecture Series: Abby Covert

The amazing Abby Covert kicked off our distinguished lecture series with her talk titled ‘Make Sense: Information Architecture for Everybody’. Her presentation was an entertaining overview of what, at it’s core, IA is and how it comes up in our everyday lives (the answer: pretty much everywhere). She covered everything from IA problems to tools that can be used to solve those problems, and even fit in explanations of ontologies and taxonomies.… Continue Reading »

Basics of Freelance – Links

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Basics of Freelance talk at our last meeting! Active links and the slideshow are below.

If you have any further questions, please contact me through my website: samantharaddatz.com


Hourly Rate Worksheet (Excel download)
AIGA Aquent Survey
Freelancers Union Contract Creator
Freelancers Union
Freelancer’s Bible (book)



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Resources from Paul Lau

Here are the suggested resources from Paul Lau’s talk in early December. We hope everyone enjoyed the presentation!

Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps: http://www.amazon.com/Tapworthy-Designing-Great-iPhone-Apps/dp/1449381650

Apple Human Interface Guidelines (HIG): https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/userexperience/conceptual/mobilehig/

Android Design Guidelines: http://developer.android.com/design/index.html

Windows Design Guidelines: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/hh781237

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UX @ NYU Libraries with Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit

Tuesday, Oct 22 @ 5:50pm in Room 609

Have you ever wondered about how user experience (UX) works at a large academic library? If so, come hear Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit, Discovery and Digital Access Librarian at New York University, explain about how she was able to introduce UX methods and tools to NYU’s library community, talk about the types of UX projects she’s done for the library, and describe the challenges she faces in bringing a UX perspective to improve the library’s services.… Continue Reading »