My Usability class was approached by the team from University Libraries who had revamped the website for the library. We were asked to conduct a usability study of the site with students and faculty member (if possible). We performed heuristic evaluations first, then recruited nine participants (eight students and one faculty member) and conducted the testing in Kent State's usability lab. We had eye-tracking software to enhance our data as well as audio and visual recording equipment. My classmates and I then presented our results to the web team and offered the participants' recommendations for improvements.
For this project, I had to analyze the current architecture and search capabilities of www.teasource.com. Then, I created some annotated wireframes for the simple search page and the search results page.
I had to compare two different programs at other universities that were similar to Kent State's UXD program. The assignment was part of a project to redesign KSU's IAKM (Information Architecture and Knowledge Management) website.
My classmates and I were charged with creating a high-level sitemap of the Arduino website (http://www.arduino.cc/). We also had to analyze what we found, making suggestions for improvement and commenting on what worked well with the site.
This assignment was to design a hypothetical UX podcast aggregating website. I constructed a series of annotated wireframes that take the user from the home page to an individual podcast page.
This concept map was done as part of an assignment to redesign Kent State's IAKM website. I attempted to show the elements that both current and prospective students of the program had in common.
This process flow was done to describe the users' path when suggesting a podcast. This was used for a hypothetical podcast site that aggregated UX podcasts.