A DESIGN PORTFOLIO

Randal Sean Harrison, Ph.D.

rharriso@nd.edu

randalseanharrison.com

A digital creative, I design user experiences.

We are obliged to produce clean tools for everyday use.
—W. A. Parent

I marry skills in coding and informatics with user-centered information- and graphic design. Put simply, I make digital and print media that are interesting and useful.

It's pretty much the awesome.

Web Presence

Redesigning the web presence for the Van Pelt and Opie Library at Michigan Tech involved integrating, [re]structuring, and [re]skinning many different in-house and third-party solutions.

Don't forget about the content

Web Presence

The Catalog then and the Catalog now

Web Presence

The ILLiad out-of-the-box
and the ILLiad now (requires authentication)

Web Presence

The Databases A-Z thenand the Databases A-Z now

Web Presence

The eJournals A-Z then and the eJournals A-Z now

Web Presence

The SFX out-of-the-box
and the SFX now (authentication required)

Web Presence

The Library Guides then and the Library Guides now

Web Presence

The Group Study Room Booking Solution

Web Presence

The Library Suggestion Box Solution

Web Presence

The Maps then and the Maps now

Web Presence

The LibH3lp IM Chat Client

Web Presence

The Digital Archives then and the Digital Archives now

Web Presence

The Primo Discover Layer

Project Plans

Elegant, sustainable designs begin with thoughtful plans.

Read the project plan

Usability Tests

Usability testing is a core metric for course-setting, iterating, and assessing the success of any web development project.

Read the usability test

Usability Reports

The usability report analyzes the responses provided by the usability test and organizes them as actionable revisions.

Read the usability report

Site Maps

Site maps provide the crucial bird's-eye view for site redesign/realignment.

Information Architecture

Hyperlinked protosites make information architecture real for stakeholders.

View the protosite

Wireframes

Wireframes help stakeholders understand their content as interface and as user experience.

Library homepage

Wireframes

Digital Commons, institutional scholarly repository

Wireframes

HuskyFetch, open link resolver

Wireframes

Library mobile Web page

Comprehensives

Comps help stakeholders visualize the marriage of form and style, ensuring buy-in for finishing drafts.

Library homepage

Mobile Website

Any service-based Web presence requires a mobile component with a powerful but simple interface.

The mobile then and the mobile now

Online Style Guide

Online style guides help stakeholders and designers to remember and adhere to style standards and to rapidly iterate with code and style templates.

Visit the Online Style Guide

Digital & Print Signage

Signage provides important information, aids in wayfinding, and establishes strong organizational ethos.

Speakers and Special Events

Digital & Print Signage

Speakers and Special Events

Digital & Print Signage

Speakers and Special Events

Digital & Print Signage

Outdoor Building Signage | In situ

Digital & Print Signage

Women of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Exhibit

Digital & Print Signage

Welcome signage for the Library Service Center

Digital & Print Signage

Welcome signage for library (points of ingress)

Digital & Print Signage

Printed instructions for Group Study Room doors

Digital & Print Signage

Signage for Friends of the Van Pelt Library book donation box

Digital & Print Signage

Signage announcing Library Expo winners

Digital & Print Signage

Door sign for the Patent and Trademark Resource Center

Digital & Print Signage

Posters for library social events

Collateral

Collateral materials support and promote the organization's brand/identity.

PTRC Brochure | Read the brochure

Collateral

Ticket package for the symposium
Retrospection and Respect: The 1913-1914 Copper Strike

Collateral

Library Orientation Expo game card

Collateral

Library Orientation Animation | YouTube

Collateral

My Media Academy | YouTube

Collateral

ULRA | YouTube

Logos

Logos define the ethos/identity/brand of an organization.

Global City

Logos

Digital User Experience Team

Logos

Dole Queue Club Kids Design

Logos

Diversity Literacy Online Workshop

Logos

ADVANCE at Michigan Tech

Editing & Revision Work

Content managers must help others to become the constant gardeners of design and brand/identity standards.

The before and the after

Editing & Revision Work

The before and the after

Editing & Revision Work

The before and the after

Contact Me

This portfolio represents a selection of my work.

For more information please contact me at:

Randal Sean Harrison, Ph.D.
Emerging Technologies Librarian
The Hesburgh Libraries
University of Notre Dame

rharriso@nd.edu
randalseanharrison.com