user experience specialist

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Special Collections Redesign
UW Libraries | 2010

The Special Collections Division of the University of Washington Libraries had not been redesigned or updated in nearly ten years. After an initial usability review, my team and I decided that the best solution was to conduct a content inventory and restructure the information architecture to best accommodate the new and old pages as well as updating the visual design.


Consolidated duplicate content; broke content into more digestible chunks; created streamlined step-by-step guidelines to find resources

  • Research: Literary review, heuristic evaluation, content inventory, and card sort
  • Design & Information Architecture: Wireframes, site map, visual design
  • Web development: Hand-coded the full site with XHTML and CSS.