The Trustees of Reservations
Class project at Bentley University: select an existing website and complete the redesign process with a focus on the site’s information architecture.
Document the current site map
First, I combed through the entire current Trustees website and documented its structure.
Card sort and site map redesign
Next, I wrote the title of each page on a card and organized the cards into logical categories, and those categories into a larger hierarchy. Once I was happy with the card sort, I documented the new site map.
Validate the redesign
Next, I conducted a Treejack study using the Optimal Workshop platform. The results were promising, with both a high success rate and directness score. The Treejack study uncovered a few usability issues that I addressed before moving on to building out wireframes.
Build key wireframes
Lastly, I sketched out wireframes for a few key pages on paper (both mobile and desktop.) I took the paper sketches and built them out using design software. I assembled the wireframes to visualize the redesigned user journey for key tasks.
Convert the wireframes into a clickable prototype.
Conduct user testing to validate the new experience and uncover any problems
Iterate upon the wireframes and begin to build out the final product