I designed a website prototype for a local museum in Clovis, California. My co-designer and I identified that seniors were the main visitors to the existing website but that it was terribly user-unfriendly and inaccessible for all users, worse so for older users. After examining UX and Human-Computer Interaction literature on seniors’ difficulties accessing information online, we re-designed the website to be accessible and user-friendly for adults over 65.
I facilitated a seminar on Indigenization and decolonization of information organization. I learned more about how knowledge organization systems are being developed that incorporate Indigenous peoples’ approaches to knowledge and ways of knowing and came up with learning activities for my classmates to examine and discuss these issues in a critical way.
I designed a new website for a local Vancouver Island museum, the Parksville Museum. The result is a welcoming and visitor-focused website that can be scaled-up as the museum grows. The website is pragmatic but also stokes visitors’ curiosity in local history and the museum's community engagement.
For this assignment, I described two descriptive systems: one an existing descriptive system and proposed a new descriptive system. Each separate description identified combinations of content standards, markup formats, and controlled vocabularies. For the existing system, I chose the Sheet Music Collections of York University’s YorkSpace repository. For the second part, I proposed a system that would allow the performances of jazz solos in jazz recordings to be organized and described.
I researched and wrote a concise and compelling topic brief for the UBC Music, Art, and Architecture Library director arguing for the music division to contribute to diversity initiatives by implementing cultural events, programs, and exhibits that promote diversity.