Playing with PAWS

By: Medbh English

We're in the alpha phase of some design work in PAWS. Here's a look at where we started and where we think we're going.

News Article Improvements

By: Geoff Cotton

News articles are widely used on campus websites. Over the summer, we gave these templates a face-lift and how they look and some new features for how we deal with article lists.

A Step Forward in Form Building

By: Geoff Cotton

We re-built the form builder from scratch and incorporated some new features and fields that should make life easier.

The tools we use to build websites

By: Joel Farthing

An overview of Cascade and Limestone, two major tools our campus uses to deliver useful content through a consistent visual language

From Alpha to Beta to Live

By: Colin Skrapek

The university has a new homepage.

The importance of a map

By: Colin Skrapek

Designing a single webpage is one thing. But the real world of user experience is a complex tangle of digital and non-digital, mobile and laptop, app and website, online and in per...

From Alpha to Beta

By: Colin Skrapek

A new university homepage is coming. Before it arrives we want to let you spend some quality time with the new design.

The evolution of alpha.usask.ca

By: Colin Skrapek

alpha.usask.ca existed from August 2nd to September 16th. It changed a lot during that period in response to user feedback. Here's a look at how it evolved.

Measuring user experience

By: Colin Skrapek

How do people feel about alpha.usask.ca? We're measuring user experience in real time and sharing that data for anyone to see.

Introducing alpha.usask.ca

By: Colin Skrapek

Learn about the public prototype being used to test design ideas for an upgraded usask.ca homepage

Would you like fries with that?

By: Rob Blizzard

How do we distinguish between features that are required, desired, and delightful?

Testing our first prototype

By: Colin Skrapek

We worked quickly through our first design sprint and built a simple prototype to test a few assumptions with real users.

Sprinting through design

By: Colin Skrapek

We're working in design sprints for the usask.ca homepage upgrade. And after only one week we already have our first prototype.

The purpose of the usask.ca homepage is... ?

By: Colin Skrapek

Here's a weird question: What is the purpose of our homepage?

How the homepage is used

By: Robert Blizzard

What gets the most clicks on the current homepage and what does that data tell us?

Good design is a team effort

By: Colin Skrapek

Is it possible to design in a group without the evil perils of "design by committee"?

The terrifying idea of designing in public

By: Colin Skrapek

We’re designing the university homepage differently than we have before. Here’s a look at what we’ll be doing.

Upgrading the usask.ca homepage

By: Colin Skrapek

Oh no, not again.