Redesign Project Goals

The Launch Pad

Check out these recently redesigned sites:

Critical Theory (Nov 11, 2011)
Theatre and Dance (Oct 25, 2011)
Philosophy (Oct 19, 2011)
History (Oct 13, 2011)
Classics (Oct 7, 2011)
Linguistics (Oct 5, 2011)
Financial Aid Office (Sep 30, 2011)
Assessment Office (Sep 30, 2011)
Hispanic Studies (Sep 14, 2011)
Student Affairs (Sep 2, 2011)
Health and Wellness Center (Sep 1, 2011)
Human Rights and Humanitarianism (Aug 29, 2011)
Internship Program (Aug 15, 2011)

complete list

Redesign Project Goals

Building on assessment and planning work that was done during the 2008-2009 academic year, the web redesign project will bring improvements to our site's visual design, structure, navigation, and content.

Goals: The redesign project has five key goals.

  • Improve information architecture and navigation
  • Create cohesive new visual design
  • Update technical design to comply with current standards
  • Select and implement a web content management system
  • Identify appropriate content to move to 1600grand and build a more useful, robust internal resource

Timeline: The project consists of several phases.

  • Phase I: Assessment and Planning (Aug 2008-May 2009) Current state assessment and strategic foundation, Project planning
  • Phase II: Development (June-Dec 2009) Information architecture development, visual design development, information architecture and design decisions
  • Phase III: Build and test (Dec 2009-April 2010) Build, user testing
  • Phase IV: Launch (July 2010 -) Initial launch of top level pages, ongoing conversion and launch