In graduate school, I studied under (and later, after this project, became a Graduate Assistant for) cognitive scientist Dr. Stasa Milošević. Part of this coursework included a 100-page proposal for a web presence re-design.
The information architecture bug had bit me, and I took on an ambitious project: the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress (where I had previously worked with the Alan Lomax Collection). The site runs wide and very deep, with an unconventional menu structure and connections to other LoC subsites:
I liked the idea of simplifying a complex space and connecting more of the AFC’s massive, fascinating collection to users through cleaner design and more intuitive information paths.
The final report (below) includes:
- Project Overview
- User Demographics
- Content Inventory
- Content Requirements
- Evaluation of Website (structure, categories, labels, navigation, access)
- Site Map
- Final Specifications
Samples from Report: