Design Process Summary

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

Design Process Summary - Presentations and Input Sessions

May 9, 2009 - Announcement of redesign project in Daily Piper

May 18, 2009 - Meeting with senior staff; approval to proceed

June 25, 2009 - Web Advisory Committee brainstorming on project vision

July 23, 2009 - Web Advisory Commitee discussion of strategies

July 27, 2009 - Meeting with senior staff; discuss project vision and timeline

August 27, 2009 - Web Advisory Committee discussion of preliminary recommendatinos for information architecture

Sept. 16, 2009 - Project description and general timeline published in Daily Piper

Sept. 18. 2009 - Mac Weekly article describes project

Sept. 28, 2009 - Web Advisory Committee discussion of communication plan

Sept. 29-30, 2009 - Web maintainers user group presentation on project goals and plan

Oct. 2, 2009 - Presentation for Board of Trustees Advancement Committee

Oct. 14, 2009 - Presentation for President's Council

Oct. 26, 2009 - Web Advisory Committee discussion of outcomes and evaluation

Oct. 27, 2009 - Presentation for academic department chairs

Nov. 4-5, 2009 - Focus groups with current students to discuss information architecture and gather input

Nov. 10, 2009 - Presentation for Academic Office Professionals

Nov. 11, 2009 - Presentation for staff sponsored by Staff Advisory Council

Nov. 23, 2009 - Web Advisory Commiteee discussion of student focus groups

Nov. 24, 2009 - Presentation for Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) legislative body

Dec. 5, 2009 - Focus groups with prospective students to gather input on their use of the web to learn about colleges

Dec. 14, 2009 - Web Advisory Committee discussion of preliminary design concepts

Feb. 11, 2010 - Web Advisory Committee discussion of design issues

Feb. 15, 2010 - Meeting with senior staff; finalize information architecture and present stakeholder engagement plan

Feb. 23-24, 2010 - Design preview presentation for Web Maintainers User Group

Mar. 2, 2010 - Design preview presentation for MCSG legislative body

Mar. 6, 2010 - Project background and design preview presentation for Alumni Board Support Committee

Mar. 10, 2010 - Design preview presentation for President's Council

Mar. 11, 2010 - Web Advisory Committee discussion of design issues

Mar. 23, 2010 - Design preview presentation for academic department chairs

Mar. 31, 2010 - Town hall meeting and design preview presentation for faculty, staff, students

Apr. 8, 2010 - Web Advisory Committee discussion of design issues

Apr. 10, 2010 - Design preview presentation for Parent's Council

Apr. 27, 2010 - Online design preview and survey begins; nearly 500 respond

May 6, 2010 - Web Advisory Committee discussion of survey feedback

Jun. 7, 2010 - meeting with senior staff; design approval

July 23, 2010 - preview launch for senior staff

July 27, 2010 - preview launch for campus community

July 30, 2010 - launch of redesigned home page and top level pages