America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) has long separated itself from its Food Network siblings by its serious approach to cooking and a rich, subscription website. The experience is close to seamless as users are able to access and watch familiar television episodes and the tone of voice mirrors the on-air relationship that the ATK conveys.
While it’s not obvious if it is a fully responsive site, it does seem to be free from the “myth of the mobile user” as described by Peterson.… Continue Reading »
Origamispirit.com delivers a successful user experience, clearly identifying it as a passion-pursuit website by Leyla Torres aimed at teaching and sharing the joys of origami. There’s room for improvement, but even as is, orgamispirit.com provides an enjoyable experience that makes users want to return.
Origamispirit.com clearly understands its users, which, according to Jesse James Garrett* in The Elements of User Experiences, is the core discipline of information architecture.… Continue Reading »
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 all of these aspects in order to provide the GC Library with the best possible high-fidelity prototypes to help guide the library’s website design process for desktop and mobile interfaces.… Continue Reading »
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.
I had volunteered as the “Project Manager” which was to make sure that we submitted the group assignments on time and organized the group materials.… Continue Reading »
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 its navigation, layout, and how its contents were displayed.… 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 »
Please join the Pratt UX/IA group for the first talk in the group’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Abby Covert will present her talk “Make Sense: Information Architecture for Everyone,” to the Pratt community. The talk will be held on February 3, in room 213 of the Pratt Manhattan campus. Please RSVP for the event. Doors will open at 5:45pm.… Continue Reading »