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Website Expert Review

Website Expert Review

An expert review was conducted on the john greene Realtor website, which provides clients with the ability to search for real estate in the western suburbs of Chicago. The john…

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Gameplay Analysis

Gameplay Analysis

One measure of a good game is its ability to scaffold for players of different abilities: something easy to learn but difficult to master. Madden ’11 and its redesigned GameFlow…

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Information Architecture

Information Architecture

The DuPage Children's Museum is a local non-profit organization that had an outdated website, with scattered web content and too many pages. Information was often difficult to find, and a…

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Dashboard Redesign

Dashboard Redesign

Cyclical testing was performed in conjunction with QuadMed, a division of QuadGraphics. Working with the development team, several iterations of design were examined for ease of use, functionality, aesthetics, and…

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Business Development

Business Development

Healing Connections Counseling is a new small business serving Chicago's suburbs, offering individual and group therapy for adults, adolescents, and children. Business development, concept brainstorming sessions, and an assessment of competitors…

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Game Narrative Review

Game Narrative Review

With the release of Grand Theft Auto V, one of the most popular video game series in history, we conducted a free review of the game highlighting narrative design and…

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Game Review

Game Review

Having studied Civilization IV extensively (many of our publications involve research done with Civilization IV), we will discuss some of Civilization V's many changes and the associated trade-offs in terms…

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Website Content Analysis

Website Content Analysis

Helen Sharritt Interiors is a small business in the San Francisco Bay area, and was in need of a website refresh. Content analysis and persona research helped identify user's goals,…

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Software Review

Software Review

An expert review was conducted for QuadMed and their reporting software, which was built on the Tableau reporting platform. Tableau provides analytics and smart dashboards for a variety of businesses,…

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Website Assessment & Restructure

Website Assessment & Restructure

North Bay Restoration, a small business in Northern California, needed a website update. They offer contract tile refinishing and replacement, and their website content was scattered and outdated. A free…

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Game Usability Review

Game Usability Review

Konami revived a classic game from Nintendo when releasing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. We explain to clients that QA (Quality Assurance) is similar to testing code for bugs, while user-experience…

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Donor Registration

Donor Registration

The DuPage Children's Museum is a non-profit museum for children in the Chicago suburbs, which relies on donations through their website and volunteer work. Their existing website contained scattered information across…

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Website Usability Review

Website Usability Review

The Peak Travel Group handles group and corporate travel for large clients, and relies on their website to provide travel solutions to their customers. As part of a website redesign, card…

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Mobile Usability

Mobile Usability

The DuPage Children's Museum is a non-profit museum for children in the Chicago suburbs, and underwent a major website redesign. In line with growing trends of mobile device website visits, a…

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Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research

As part of Dr. Sharritt's doctoral research, Making History: The Calm & the Storm by Muzzy Lane was compared with two other commercial games: Civilization IV by Firaxis / 2K…

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