Spirited IA: Website Redesign for the Ghibli Museum
Jamie Arrambide, Danielle Daugherty, Ally Kraus, Natalie Moller, 2022 Showcase
Spirited IA: Our group put together a project as an imaginary information architecture firm presenting to a client. We did a website redesign, including updating the navigation bar and content for the website. We chose the Ghibli Museum’s English language site. This project involved many real-world components for information architecture, such as user research, creating personas, and creating site maps and wireframes. The redesign focuses on information architecture principals related to the experiential needs of the target user. It delves into organizational and design objectives, outlines a user research methodology, including user exploration and a proposed user testing plan, and proposes recommendations based on heuristic evaluation and the group’s findings.
Jamie Arrambide: “Hello! My name is Jamie and I live in Oakland, CA with my partner Aaron and our Pomeranian Wolfgang. I am just finishing my first year at SJSU. I’ve always been an obsessive reader, which is what drew me to a career in Library & Information Science. I loved the Information Architecture course and am continuing down the path of Web Programming & Information Architecture (surprising myself most of all!). Thanks to my teammates in this project, a group of intelligent and lovely people :-)”
Danielle Daugherty is the Institutional Repository Coordinator for the Robert E. Kennedy Library at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She is currently completing her MLIS with a concentration in Information Organization and Information Architecture with plans to graduate in Fall ‘23. She earned a B.A. in History with a minor in Graphic Communication from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Ally Kraus is a technical writer and information designer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Natalie Moller is currently a student in the Master of Library and Information Science program at San Jose State University and a full-time cataloger at University of California, Riverside, with a strong interest in inclusive and equitable cataloging and metadata practices.