Department - Author 1

Art and Design Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BFA in Art and Design



Primary Advisor

Charmaine Martinez


This paper examines the process of redesigning Xerxes, a web-based federated article database search tool that allows patrons of Robert E. Kennedy Library to search several related article databases at one time. It provides an overview of the user-research I conducted, which includes a student survey and a library staff meeting from which feedback was gathered from library staff with a stake in the redesigned Xerxes. It also discusses the procedures I used to arrive at the completed design and includes a full printing of all redesigned Xerxes pages with explanations as to their function. This paper concludes with a brief summary of my Senior Project’s success and offers some recommendations based on my experience as a Graphic Design major.