Catherine Larson

Web / UX Design

A Portfolio of work

Here are a few of the many websites I’ve helped build during my time at the NYU Health Sciences Library, Your Plan B Company, and freelance work. Download samples of work here.


NYU HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
hsl.med.nyu.edu

The NYU Health Sciences Library recently went underwent an entire overhaul of its website to provide better access to services to users as well as align the Library’s branding with that of NYU and the Medical Center. (View the old site here.)

I worked as the co-lead of the Web Services group to develop the redesigned NYU Health Sciences Library website. Tasks included developing a site map, wireframes, UX testing, logo/identity symbol design, branding compliance, look and feels, and quality assurance.

Both the chat and ticketing systems will be replaced in the next phase with an entirely new Customer Relationship Management tool (CRM). A theme was created using responsive web design techniques to allow all users to access the same content via the website no matter the device they are using.

The NYU Health Sciences Library

The current NYU Health Sciences Library website

The NYU Health Sciences Library

Responsive/mobile NYU Health Sciences Library



THE LILLIAN & CLARENCE DE LA CHAPELLE MEDICAL ARCHIVES
archives.med.nyu.edu

Lillian & Clarence de la Chapelle Medical Archives

Lillian & Clarence de la Chapelle Medical Archives

Lillian & Clarence de la Chapelle Medical Archives

Lillian & Clarence de la Chapelle Medical Archives Poster Presentation


Working with the Archivists we redesigned an older HTML/php website and placed it into Drupal 7, a content management system. We performed a content inventory, qualitative audits, an assessment of user needs, a review of the literature, as well as a comparative review of other websites.

A site map was determined for the structure of the future website. Then wireframes, rapid prototyping, logo design, color palette matching, and look and feels were developed to determine the functionality and look of the site. UX testing and development was done with the Web Services team of which I co-chair to better streamline accessibility.

Phase 2 of the Archives website includes use of Islandora: an open source framework that combines the searching power of Solr within the content management of Drupal, done with the help of Discovery Garden (https://discoverygarden.ca/). Islandora allows for data description and discovery within a repository. This will make search retrieval of archival digital materials result in more exact results.



THE BRYANT COLLECTION
hsl.med.nyu.edu/bryant
The Bryant Collection was redesigned to match a subset of multi-sites on the former HSL website. The site collected the names of Physician Authors in an online database. A separate collection is housed at the NYU Health Sciences Library.

The Bryant Collection

The Bryant Collection


Great Chicago Stories

Great Chicago Stories



CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM: GREAT CHICAGO STORIES
GreatChicagoStories.com

Great Chicago Stories was created with the intention of providing instructional materials for high school and elementary school stories. You can read more about this project on Your Plan B Company’s portfolio page.



CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM: LOUIS SULLIVAN AT 150 YEARS
Sullivan150

In 2006 it had been 150 years after the birth of the architect, Louis Sullivan. This site aimed to showcase his architecture and promote a series of events happening in the Chicago area. You can read more about this project on Your Plan B Company’s portfolio page.


Sullivan150

Sullivan150

YOUR PLAN B COMPANY
Below is a sampling of work done while employed at Your Plan B Company. For the full list please visit the Portfolio section and peruse the years from 2001 – 2011.