ABOUT THE PRATT INSTITUTE LIBRARIES
The Pratt Institute Libraries is an academic library institution serving three campuses in the New York area. The Libraries’ main building is located on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus with collections and services that focus on the visual arts, architecture, design, creative writing, and related fields.
The mission of the Pratt Institute Libraries is to provide outstanding service and access to a resource-rich environment that facilitates critical thinking and creative teaching and learning in the Pratt community.… Continue Reading »
Our task was to redesign of the Arts for All official website to make it more attractive, more functional, and more appropriate for a modern arts education nonprofit.
AFA’s current website is unpleasant to use because it is ugly to look at and it is difficult to discern the site’s architecture and where you are located within it.… Continue Reading »
During my Projects in IXD class last week, I presented a live walkthrough of some of Adobe XD’s most useful features and design modes, all in seven minutes. I wanted to share the ease of which one can learn Adobe’s design tool and how smoothly the program carries out complex tasks in the blink of an eye.… Continue Reading »
Initial interviews with Materials for the Arts (MFTA) revealed the organization’s key goals in a website redesign. The organization would like its users to be informed of the different opportunities it provides beyond donations and scheduled appointments. In order to insure that prospective users are efficiently and effectively exploring the interface a series of user interviews and observations were performed by a Pratt research team. … Continue Reading »
In the field of user experience, there is a wide range of research available, researchers mapped 20 methods across 3 dimensions: “Qualitative vs. Quantitative”, “Attitudinal vs Behavioral” and “Context of Use”. This article will focus on introducing the “Quantitative research” method, and in order to make it more clear, it will also compare it with another direction in this dimension—“Qualitative”.… Continue Reading »
Emotional success: Designing and defining a user experience.
Usability Design – Pratt Institute School of Information
Blog post by Jamie Raymond
Creating a successful user experience involves developing digital products that are pleasing for the people using them. UX designers apply various UX techniques to digital products to provide the end user with a best overall impression.… Continue Reading »
This article briefly described the differences between qualitative and quantitative usability study methods, indicated that high cost is one of the disadvantages of quantitative methodologies, and introduced the System Usability Scale (SUS), which is a quick, efficient and reliable usability study method, and explained SUS’s working process.
Quantitative Usability vs. Qualitative Usability
The quantitative usability study is usually been considered as an expensive method that can cost “four times as much as” qualitative studies, and qualitative studies “often generate better insight” (Neilson, 2001).… Continue Reading »
Every day we all feel a variety of emotions. And they vary depending on what tasks we try to accomplish. When it comes to usability testing, how do researchers know how users are feeling at each step of a task?
Emotions in design can be measured in a variety of ways such as: self-reporting, uncovering implicit feelings, and by measuring non-conscious reactions.… Continue Reading »