I worked on the ipl2 redesign team from 2009 – 2010. My research and worked focused on the design and content migration for the new website. The new website launched in January 2010. Post-launch work in this area focused on enhancing the design and content.
Role: IMLS Research Fellow Project Goals: Redesign the Internet Public Library website (http://ipl.org/) to enhance user experience and take advantage of newer technologies, and merge content acquired from the Librarian’s Internet Index (LII). Project Dates: 2009 – 2010 Responsibilities: work on the visual and experience design, develop HTML prototypes, work with IPL manager to handle HTML content migration from old system to new system, and manage content implementation throughout process.
The iSchool PhD Portal was developed and implemented during my first year as an IMLS Fellow. It builds on earlier research to provide iSchool PhD students with an online space to communicate throughout the PhD process.
Project Goal: Design and build a portal website (http://ischoolphd.org/index.php) for Drexel iSchool PhD students based on prior IMLS Fellows requirements user research.
Project Dates: 2008 – 2009
Role: Researcher & Implementer (IMLS Fellow)
Responsibility: research content management and website platforms that would support collaboration, community and research, and can be implemented with limited resources and budget; develop content and information architecture strategy; design and implement website on identified platform, including any additional features necessary to meet project goals.
Managed all aspects of the intranet (KapNet) for Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions companies (~24,000 active users) worldwide, including site design and development, day-to-day site maintenance, system, security, and server administration
Utilized web analytics software to develop and analyze site usage and content metrics
Used web conferencing to provide online training of the CMS to editors and system administrators
Wrote user guide, how-to quick reference sheets, and overall site help
Collaborated with companies, business and technology teams to develop and implement site content
Project managed the implementation of the company’s direct marketing lead management database