Enhancing The Pratt Institute Libraries Experience – UX Research and Recommendations

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 …

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Design Story: Materials for the Arts

Scope 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 …

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Redesigning the CUNY Graduate Center Library’s Website: A Design Story

Scope The CUNY Graduate Center (GC) Library is in the process of revamping its digital presence. In order to do this in a way that centers the user’s experience, a careful examination of user behaviors, desires, knowledge, and expectations is required. My design team, Team Buttons, set out to research the library’s target users in …

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Case Study: Friends of Material for the Arts

ABOUT THE PROJECT Material for the Arts had discovered a declining usage of their website. They did not have a mobile optimized website and we were asked to propose a mobile-centered re-design. In this project, we designed a digital interfaces from a user-centered perspective based on user research, interviews and evaluation. MY ROLE I had …

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Design Story: FUBU (For Users, By Users)

About the Project This project was done in Pratt Institute’s Information Architecture and Interaction Design taught by Craig MacDonald. For this project, my group and I were given the task of redesigning the information architecture for Sesame Workshop (www.sesameworkshop.org) that would make the site’s interface much more user friendly, increasing its usability through improvements of …

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