McGraw Hill DAL (Digital Asset Library)

web UX

McGraw Hill Digital Platform Group maintains a Digital Asset Library (DAL) that houses all of its licensed images, audio, and video. DAL is used by McGraw Hill Education's authors, researchers and contributors when creating content for educational print and digital products. The internal web-based server acts like a photo stock site, with lightbox functionality and rights management. The old system was long outdated and extremely difficult to use, prompting a DAL overhaul.



As a freelance UX designer, my role was to analyze the gathered user research and create an entirely new user experience with improved simplicity and functionality. The expedited process took two months to complete, and involved continued user feedback, resulting in the delivery of detailed wireframes for all features of DAL.

The visual designs were created based on my wireframes, by Kenneth Liu.