The project team.
The princeton.edu redesign is off to a running start! We kicked off the project at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, January 22, with appropriate fanfare and celebration. A few hours later two feet of snow fell on campus. A coincidence? Absolutely. But the impending snow storm added to the excitement.
Unlike this fellow, we use email and this blog to get the word out.
Today we released a Request for Information for the website redesign project. Download it here:
Later this week we will issue a request for information. The RFI is the first step in our process of choosing a vendor to help us design the new website.
We feel the same way (just not in a limited-access multilane highway sense)
Hey, Mathey and Rocky, we're stopping by to talk about the website redesign.
While it's going to take us many months to do all the research for the complete relaunch, I'm hoping to ship a few interim tweaks to the current site this fall.
I'd love your feedback on the items below -- especially comments about whether you found the things you expected to find and if the labels were clear. Please remember to tell me which things you are commenting on!
Item #1: a possible new footer, focusing on quick access to most-used links:
Now that's a pop-up survey! (Photo credit: By U.S. Census [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
One of the big things we'll be working on this fall is defining requirements -- what the whole Princeton community wants & needs in terms of both form and function. That will take a lot of research -- both statistical (analyzing traffic, conducting surveys) and sneaker-based (interviewing users, testing prototypes, etc). A lot of these will take the form of short sentences that map to specific functionalities or design elements.
But even on day one...here are some things on my wishlist (yours will vary!):