Writing

Designing

Writing Pieces

Training Guide for Adobe InDesign

I wrote this training guide on Adobe InDesign to help new employees at a fictitious company use the software. In this document, I focused on creating clear, meaningful steps that the user can follow to teach them the basic tools that they would be using in their daily work. This document also includes screenshots to further help the user follow along and learn. This training guide aligns with the Microsoft Style Guide.

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Tools Used

  • Adobe InDesign

Skills Demonstrated

  • Writing procedures
  • Audience awareness
  • Following a style guide
  • Software knowledge

Usability Testing for Kingdom Strollers

I worked in a team on this project to provide Kingdom Strollers an evaluation of their site from a usability and user experience perspective. Kingdom Strollers allows users to rent strollers for Disney World. My team wrote a test protocol and then we each conducted a moderated usability test on a potential user. We evaluated the results from all of the tests and created findings and recommendations based on the evaluations. These results give light to opportunities Kingdom Strollers can take to improve their user experience.

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Tools Used

  • Google Docs
  • Silverback 3
  • Slack

Skills Demonstrated

  • Conducting a moderated usability test
  • Scribing for a moderated usability test
  • Working in sprints with daily stand-ups
  • Writing a protocol
  • Evaluating usability test results
  • Writing findings & recommendations
  • Communication
  • UX design
  • Teamwork

NBC 5/KXAS (WBAP) Television News Collection Digitization Project Proposal

I wrote this proposal as a class project to persuade a sponsor to fund the NBC 5/KXAS (WBAP) Television News Collection Digitization project for UNT Libraries. The proposal follows a request for proposal (RFP) from my teacher. This persuasive piece tells the sponsor how their funding would not only help UNT Libraries but also students, historians, journalists, and the community as a whole.

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Skills Demonstrated

  • Research
  • Persuasion
  • Data visualization
  • Organization
  • Audience awareness
  • Attention to detail
  • Storytelling

White Paper on Augmented Reality in Museums

I wrote this white paper to showcase how augmented reality can help museums. This persuasive white paper describes the benefits to augmented reality and provides examples of some museum exhibits that have successfully implemented this innovative technology.

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Skills Demonstrated

  • Research
  • Persuasion
  • Organization

Usability Testing for the Dallas Public Library

I worked in a team on this project to provide the Dallas Public Library with an evaluation of their site from a usability and user experience perspective. My team created a protocol which we sent to UserTesting.com. We conducted a heuristic evaluation of the website ourselves. We tested both the desktop version and the mobile version. We then evaluated the results from all of the tests and created findings and recommendations based on the evaluations.

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Tools Used

  • Google Docs
  • UserTesting.com
  • Slack

Skills Demonstrated

  • Conducting a heuristic evaluation
  • Working in sprints with daily stand-ups
  • Writing a protocol
  • Evaluating usability test results
  • Writing findings & recommendations
  • Communication
  • UX design
  • Teamwork