Designing a Better Information Experience for the Asia Society Museum

In Spring 2015, a team of students from my Projects in Information Experience Design course (LIS 682) at Pratt Institute planned and implemented a semester-long research and design project aimed at helping the Asia Society Museum better engage with college-aged adults. Course projects covered three broad areas: Communication, Engagement, and Interactivity. Communication The Communication team presented […]

Columbia GovDocs Usability Study

In Spring 2015, a team of students from my Usability Theory & Practice course (LIS 644) at Pratt Institute conducted a usability study of the website for Columbia University Libraries’ U.S. Government Documents department (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/usgd.html). Student Team: Corina Bardoff, Mike Benowitz, Scarlett Taylor, Janelle Varin Download Full Report: Columbia University Libraries Government Documents User Testing Report Spring […]

Ingalls Library & Museum Archives Usability Study

In Spring 2015, a team of students from my Usability Theory & Practice course (LIS 644) at Pratt Institute conducted a usability study of the online catalog for the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives at the Cleveland Museum of Art (http://library.clevelandart.org/). Student Team: Lisa Barrier, Erin Barsan, Greg Chaput, Alex Provo Download Full Report: Ingalls Library […]

Archivists Round Table Usability Study

In Spring 2015, a team of students from my Usability Theory & Practice course (LIS 644) at Pratt Institute conducted a usability study of the website of the website of the Archivists Round Table (A.R.T.) of Metropolitan New York (http://www.nycarchivists.org/), one of the largest professional associations in North America for archivists, librarians, systems and records managers, […]

The Grey Literature Report Usability Study

In Spring 2015, a team of students from my Usability Theory & Practice course (LIS 644) at Pratt Institute conducted a usability study of the website for The Grey Literature Report (http://www.greylit.org/), a web resource for public health researchers to fill in the gaps of their peer-reviewed literature research with relevant grey literature. Student Team: Allie […]

Columbia GovDocs Usability Study

In Spring 2015, a team of students from my Usability Theory & Practice course (LIS 644) at Pratt Institute conducted a usability study of the website for the U.S. Government Documents department at Columbia University Libraries (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/usgd.html). Student Team: Corina

“Is Design Metrically Opposed?”: Balancing Quantitative & Qualitative Metrics

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the 16th annual IA Summit in Minneapolis, MN. According to its homepage, the IA Summit is “the world’s most prestigious gathering of information architects, user experience designers, content strategists, and all those who work to create and manage information spaces.” The conference was nothing short of amazing–it …

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