In Principles of Information Architecture, a core course taught by Lauren Fusilier, MS in Professional Writing (MSPW) students learn about information architecture and user experience/UX Writing through the study and practice of techniques used to develop websites and apps. For their final projects, students were asked to develop a website prototype based on a mock request for proposal (RFP). In response to the mock RFP, students sought ways to match content presentation methods with the specific needs of their target audiences, which varied across projects. After submitting their prototypes, the class took on the role of RFP reviewers and selected the strongest prototypes. The following student website prototypes were ranked the highest in the Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 courses (in no order).
November 10, 2023
2023 Website Prototype Projects by MS in Professional Writing Students
Adelaide Whitmire’s site, Sustainable Steps, has a goal: to protect our home - Earth. We want to empower you to protect our environment through good news and easy steps to sustainable living.
Kate Glickman created Caring for Chronic, a website that provides information and support to parents and caregivers of school-age or younger children with chronic illnesses. While there are many websites about different chronic diseases, there are few devoted to helping parents cope with the diagnosis and fulfill their child’s daily needs at home and school.
Theresa Smith designed Forward Press Books, an online bookstore designed to help users easily navigate a wide-ranging collection of books on topics in art, design, film, and music: from a forgotten 19th-century art critic’s musings on the connection between mood and art to a 500-page photographic thesis on French rave culture in the '90s. Using the site’s tools, users can explore related content, discover new titles, create their own collections, and submit a manuscript to the editors of FP Editions, the publishing arm of Forward Press.
Olivia Langenberg’s Young Yarn Lovers is a digital space for young crafters to come together and share expertise, learn new techniques, and further develop their love for knitting and crocheting.
Derrick Stephens created Harmonize CLE, a site that orchestrates a symphony of community engagement and musical exploration in Cleveland, offering a platform for both seasoned and aspiring musicians to connect, collaborate, and create.
To learn more about the MS in Professional Writing program at NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu/mspw