User Experience


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In my position at Maryland Institute College of Art, I maintain the library’s digital presence. In 2017, the Digital Initiatives team undertook a complete information architecture redesign project. The project was broken down into the following phases:

  • Phase I: Understanding the information architecture of the original site.
    • This included creating a content inventory and site map of the site in its original state.
  • Phase II: Research and user testing.
    • Academic institutions which had user-centered designed websites were researched.
    • A closed card sort was performed with students, staff, and faculty.
    • A proposed site map was developed.
  • Phase III: Site copy and reorganization
    • Site copy was developed using Google Drive and assigned out to different areas of the library.
  • Phase IV: Implementation and results

For more on each phase, head over to the Digital Initiatives Unit.

Where the library website started:

The library website after the UX project: