What is Pin Point?
Pin Point is a UX research project focused on improving the accessibility of digital archives. ArtCenter College of Design's archives was used as a case study. The goal was to identify main areas of opportunity and establish universal accessible design principles.
We analyzed the current state of existing archives and studied the current issues that people with disabilities face when using them. From there, we began ideating possible features to design and test.
Participatory Design Workshops
We hypothesized that archives needed to curate media that best suits the user's abilities and research needs. We created interfaces that studied how one would view and bookmark archived items, and asked participants to walk us through how they would use these features to save items for future research purposes.
To understand how users search, view, and save digital items, we analyzed the scenario of finding a recipe online using the search engine of their choice.
We then analyzed how one would search, view, and save digital items in the context of ArtCenter's archive.