Refreshing LISP
                  Web Site
                   Nick DeNardis
                      May 21, 2008
           ...
About Our Department

               • Mission: To raise the stature of the university
               • 6 Full Time Employ...
May 21, 2008   wayne.edu
May 21, 2008   wayne.edu
Determining Needs
               • Wayne State University Identity
               • PromoteDegreeOnline Masters of Library...
Strategy
               • Pullsize andsite with WinHTTrack to determine
                 its
                       down
 ...
Our Process
               • 1 Week Requirements Gathering
               • 1 Week Navigation
               • 2 Weeks Des...
Research
               • No access to current server/statistics :-(
               • Best guesses based on phone calls/em...
Information Architecture

               • Primary Audience: Prospective Graduate
                 Students
              ...
Navigation
               • Prospective Students
                • (Alphabetical Sub Menus)
               • Current Stude...
Page Layout
               • Wayne State Header and Footer
               • Mini News, Mini Events
               • Promot...
Site Design


               • Three mockups
               • Choose one or piece them together


May 21, 2008            ...
Mockup 1
Mockup 1
Mockup 1
Mockup 2
Mockup 2
Mockup 3
Mockup 3
Mockup 3
Technical Implementation
               • University Content Management System
               • Multiple Content Editors
 ...
They Choose Mockup
                       3


May 21, 2008                        wayne.edu
Did we accomplish our
                       goals?


May 21, 2008                           wayne.edu
May 21, 2008   wayne.edu
Questions




May 21, 2008               wayne.edu
Thank You
                Nick DeNardis
                    May 21, 2008
                 Wayne State University

        ...
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Presentation given at the May 21st Refresh Detroit meeting about the process of redesigning the Wayne State Library Science Web site.

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Wayne State Library Science Web Site Refresh

  1. 1. Refreshing LISP Web Site Nick DeNardis May 21, 2008 Wayne State University May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  2. 2. About Our Department • Mission: To raise the stature of the university • 6 Full Time Employees, 3 Student Assistants • Work on a charge back system with a few exceptions, like an agency • 250+ Web site launches, 25 sites in the queue May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  3. 3. May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  4. 4. May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  5. 5. Determining Needs • Wayne State University Identity • PromoteDegreeOnline Masters of Library Science New • Expandable Navigation • News / Event Promotion • Use the pixel pattern someplace, it is on all their print pieces • Faculty Profiles May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  6. 6. Strategy • Pullsize andsite with WinHTTrack to determine its down current URL structure. • Determine the current paths to the required areas. • Figure out wherenew site. can be “chunked” together on the the paths • Remove all the useless stuff from the homepage May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  7. 7. Our Process • 1 Week Requirements Gathering • 1 Week Navigation • 2 Weeks Design • 4 Weeks Content • 2 Weeks Programming • 1 Week Review May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  8. 8. Research • No access to current server/statistics :-( • Best guesses based on phone calls/emails • Other Library Science Programs (Benchmarking) • Any organization is better than their current site May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  9. 9. Information Architecture • Primary Audience: Prospective Graduate Students • User Centered Navigation • Central spot for degrees and requirements • Simple Folder Structure, forms, images, etc. May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  10. 10. Navigation • Prospective Students • (Alphabetical Sub Menus) • Current Students • Faculty and Staff • Alumni • About Us May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  11. 11. Page Layout • Wayne State Header and Footer • Mini News, Mini Events • Promotions • Create an Impact • Appear organized, up to date May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  12. 12. Site Design • Three mockups • Choose one or piece them together May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  13. 13. Mockup 1
  14. 14. Mockup 1
  15. 15. Mockup 1
  16. 16. Mockup 2
  17. 17. Mockup 2
  18. 18. Mockup 3
  19. 19. Mockup 3
  20. 20. Mockup 3
  21. 21. Technical Implementation • University Content Management System • Multiple Content Editors • XHTML 1.0 Transitional • PHP & MySQL with static written pages • RSS News May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  22. 22. They Choose Mockup 3 May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  23. 23. Did we accomplish our goals? May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  24. 24. May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  25. 25. Questions May 21, 2008 wayne.edu
  26. 26. Thank You Nick DeNardis May 21, 2008 Wayne State University http://www.lisp.wayne.edu May 21, 2008 wayne.edu

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