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The museum’s collections total over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts. It is the second most popular of all of the Smithsonian museums and is also home to about 185 professional natural history scientists — the largest group of scientists dedicated to the study of natural and cultural history in the world.

Job Title: Usability Auditor and Web Designer (Intern)

Duration: March 2010 to March 2010

Responsibilities: see work sample

  • Evaluated and Developed web interface for the database of maps with 30000 entries using HTML, CSS, Javascript and Cold Fusion
  • Database search query was optimized to retrieve entries in less than 0.5 seconds
  • Information Architecture and the Task flow of the search tool was developed
  • Web templates and UI patterns were designed for the intranet websites of the Botany department