Vendor questions and Middlebury answers: 02/21/09

CATEGORIZED QUESTIONS FROM POTENTIAL PARTNERS; ANSWERS IN ORANGE BOLD. PROCESS Will there be one main contact for managing the chosen vendor? What role does the contact (or contacts) have within the redesign effort? What kind of access will the vendor have to other stakeholders at Middlebury? For example, how will students be involved in the […]

Link to Proposed Monterey IA

MIIS Information Architecture [PPT]

RFP Released!

We’ve reached a major milestone for our project: the completion of our RFP. You can read it at http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dfsgbdf7_3xm3d3shn .

Proposed Information Architecture

Items which are bold are links to sites or applications outside of the highly branded, public facing site. As such, we will not require extensive design treatment for these elements, aside from a generic theme and style guide which we can apply to our custom applications. The sections labeled Interact below will be forward-facing portals […]

Survey Results

Here are some selections from our survey that we sent out in December: Current website use: Ease of Use: Students seem to find the current site easier to use than faculty and staff with 69% saying the website is good to excellent. The average across user type is 43% of users ease of use is […]

Focus Groups

This past week, the Web Makeover Requirements Group ran five focus groups (with a mix of students, faculty, and staff in each one) and a few other focus groups for specific stakeholders around the College. If you attended one of our sessions, thank you for time and valuable insight. Our focus groups had a number […]

Ideas for faculty & departmental pages

One of the specific areas that I’ve been working on is how our new website can better present information & inspire engagement within departmental and individual faculty webpages. I’ve sent the following questions to all department chairs, but invite anyone with a stake in academic pages – whether you’re a faculty member, coordinator, student, alum, […]

Slides to Explain Our Process

I’ve posted the slides we’ve been using to explain our process for those who might find them useful when they are explaining the process to others. They are at http://tinyurl.com/webmakeoverslides .

Branding Mapping

I’m in the process of a brand mapping exercise. Your input would be helpful. There are many sub-brands that are producing a little fragmentation of Middlebury College’s core offering. How do sub-brands leverage and support “Knowledge without Boundaries.” The goal of brand mapping is to help identify missed opportunities in our communication with our Audience. […]

Why now?

Given the financial turmoil within the College, the country, and the world, we’ve been asked by many people on campus: why are you doing this project now? Is this really the right time to be re-doing the website? Here are some reasons why we think it is still the right time to do this: We […]

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