Bye Bye Beta

By: Medbh English

We'll be saying goodbye to our beta on August 1. Get ready to say hello to the user interface changes we've been testing when you log in to PAWS later that day.

Tweaking the PAWS Beta

By: Medbh English

It's not a new dance move, and the steps aren't that complicated. We're using an iterative approach to design, which means we try things, get feedback, then repeat.


By: Medbh English

We're a couple of weeks in to beta testing a new version of PAWS. Put your feet up and pour some eggnog, because we're going to run this for a while.

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

By: Colin Skrapek 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 We're measuring user experience in real time and sharing that data for anyone to see.


By: Colin Skrapek

Learn about the public prototype being used to test design ideas for an upgraded 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 homepage upgrade. And after only one week we already have our first prototype.

The purpose of the 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 homepage

By: Colin Skrapek

Oh no, not again.