The university is in the process of upgrading its homepage. We’re working in a cross-campus group to get this done, and we want you to see and evaluate what we’re working on every step of the way. That’s why we’re designing in public.
Part of designing in public means releasing early-stage prototypes for testing with real people (ie. you) rather than keeping them to ourselves.
alpha.usask.ca is just that: a public prototype. It’s a work in progress for testing ideas. It’s potentially incomplete, or wrong, or maybe it is hinting at something that’s on the right track. We don’t know without feedback from users like you.
Expect to see alpha.usask.ca change regularly based on your feedback. We’ll keep it going for a number of weeks, making changes as we discover what works and what doesn’t.
At any given time alpha.usask.ca could be different than your previous visit. Revisit it often. And don’t forget to provide feedback using the link on the page.
We’re sharing as much as we can about this project at web.usask.ca/design, including analytics data, feedback results, sketches, processes and related ideas. Here are some posts to get you started if you want to learn more:
- Upgrading the usask.ca homepage
The background of what this project is
- The terrifying idea of designing in public
A look at what “designing in public” means, including a description of the project phases (alpha, beta, live)
- How the homepage is used
A look at the analytics data of our current homepage
Or, if you don't want to read a bunch of blog posts, just go to alpha.usask.ca, give it a try, and send in some feedback. We need your help.