Queens Historical Society
About the Project
At the beginning of the semester we were broken up into groups and asked to tackle redesigning the Queens Historical Society website. In my group, each of us identify key issues within the website, these key issues helped us design a more friendly website using the following procedure.
Upon looking at the Queens Historical Society website some of the key issues are the double navigation bars, the non-interactive slider, the follow of content and the heavy text content located on the first page.… Continue Reading »
QUEENS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SITE REDESIGN
ABOUT THE PROJECT
MAJR Queens was contracted to complete a user-centered redesign of the Queens Historical Society (QHS) website emphasizing an improved user experience and responsive, multi-platform design. The 4-month project generated several deliverables which supported efforts to understand users, structure content and design the final prototypes. –Jo Polanco, UX Research
The QHS is a repository of collections on the history of Queens and Long Island housed in an 18th century homestead building. … Continue Reading »
Design Story for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Group: Arushi, Julie, Alexa, Krissy.
Our group had the opportunity to reimagine a new website for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex. The goal was to research users and analyze content to create a prototype we feel best serves the Intrepid mission while giving users a flawless and consistent experience.… Continue Reading »
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 of our users, we identified key traits we knew to be common among arts and media freelancers, as we are both well-acquainted with multiple freelancers ourselves and have witnessed roadblocks to their productivity on many occasions.… Continue Reading »
In order to propose a redesign for the Voorheesville Public Library’s website, we conducted a user-centered review, test, and analysis of the information architecture and interactive design of the site. It appeared to be clogged with duplicated content in an overly complex structure, and was not adapted for mobile. Our goals were to conduct research and design a more effective user experience for desktop and mobile platforms, in interactive prototypes.… Continue Reading »
In Spring 2016, a team of students from my Usability Theory & Practice course (LIS 644) at Pratt Institute conducted a usability study of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg ToxiCity Map, a project collaboration between Neighbors for Allied Growth (NAG) and Pratt Institute’s Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI).
Student Team: Kerry Elkins, Ian Knight, Abigail Purcell
Download Full Report: Greenpoint-Williamsburg ToxiCity Map User Testing Report 2016-05-14 (PDF)
In Spring 2016, a team of students from my Usability Theory & Practice course (LIS 644) at Pratt Institute conducted a usability study of the NYC Open Data portal (https://nycopendata.socrata.com/).
Student Team: John Chagaris, Charles Dellebovi, Nishant Goyani, Molly Reese-Lerner
Download Full Report: NYC Open Data User Test Report 2016-05-14 (PDF)
In Spring 2016, a team of students from my Usability Theory & Practice course (LIS 644) at Pratt Institute conducted a usability study of the Columbia Libraries website (http://library.columbia.edu/).
Student Team: Keneil Buchanon, Margaret Daly, Megan De Armond, Leah McGowan
Download Full Report: Columbia Libraries User Test Report 2016-05-14 (PDF)
Our Streets, Our Stories is an ongoing oral history project run by the Brooklyn Public Library. The program aims to collect the personal stories of community residents throughout Brooklyn neighborhoods through recorded interviews.
As an Our Streets, Our Stories volunteer responsible for conducting interviews, I initially set out to design a web-based solution for making the audio recording process easier for volunteers such as myself.… Continue Reading »
iSo Tones is a mobile music app for students, instructors, and music enthusiasts. It isolates and plays back the different layers of a track. The app also allows users to record themselves singing, or playing, whatever a particular layer and send that recording to friends and instructors for feedback.
Initial Research: User Groups
After conducting a competitive analysis of current music apps with similar functions, informal interviews were conducted with users who are active participants in formal music groups.… Continue Reading »