During the summer of 2013 the digital media tutors worked with Professor of Religion James Calvin Davis to start to develop a web presence for a new interdisciplinary program titled Privilege and Poverty. As noted on the web site:
“Not a major or minor, Privilege & Poverty is instead an academic cluster, an opportunity for students to study economic inequality by drawing on resources across a number of academic departments and programs, in a program of study customized to individual interests and incorporating civic learning beyond the traditional classroom. Privilege & Poverty enlists courses and instructors from Sociology/Anthropology, Economics, Education Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, History, Psychology, American Studies, International Studies, and Religion. Participating faculty from these programs and departments are eager to work with students to plan a course of study that addresses their specific interests with depth, breadth, and coherence.”
This unique program made it difficult to find an appropriate web location and medium with the information could be conveyed. Working with the tutors the group developed a WordPress site that would enable the program to share a variety of details about the program. The resulting design uses a theme that pulls content into different widget areas based on content categorization using categories in WordPress.
Digital media tutor Sam Moog ‘14.5 designed the WordPress site and Eshetu Feleke ’15 created the Photoshop image/pattern that is used in the background. As is often the case with web sites the program has outgrown their design and we look forward to working with Privilege and Poverty on a redesign of the site during the summer of 2016. Stay tuned!!