Middlebury and Monterey select White Whale as Web makeover partner

We are pleased to announce that we have chosen White Whale Web Services (http://whitewhale.net/) of Oakland, California, to be our design and information architecture partner for the Middlebury Web makeover project. We believe White Whale has the right combination of skills, experience and vision to meet our demanding requirements. Their process and resulting products have […]

V is for vendors: Web makeover finalists visit 3/16-20

The Web makeover team has selected four vendors as finalists for the Web redesign project, and they’ll be in Middlebury next week, March 16-20, to make presentations. Each of the four will be here for one day. Here’s where and when they’ll be presenting: — Tellart, http://www.tellart.com Monday, March 16, Axinn 100 Public presentation: 10:30 a.m. to noon […]

Deadline for proposals extended to March 2

Due to some technical problems with last week’s conference call on the Middlebury RFP (not everyone was able to join the call) we are extending the deadline for Web redesign and restructure proposals. Proposals are now due in electronic form by Monday, March 2, 2009, at 5 p.m. EST. Please send proposals to Tim Etchells, director […]

Follow-up phone call on Web makeover RFP: 02/23, 2:30 p.m.

Because of some technical difficulties in the call on Friday, 2/20, we’re scheduling an optional follow-up call on Monday, 2/23, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Anyone unable to get into Friday’s meeting, or who has questions still unanswered, is welcome to take part. Use the link below to register for the Web meeting and find the […]

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 […]

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, […]

Update from Requirements Team

Here’s what’s new from the requirements team as of November 19th: 1. We’ve established who the stakeholders from the various offices, departments, and constituents should be, and contacted them to let them know that we’ll be calling on them to help us define the requirements for their area. 2. We are finalizing a campus-wide survey […]

Requirements Group Activities and Questions

1. Build awareness of project How do we let the community know that we are looking for input/suggestions? How do we explain our process, goals, and inform people of their various opportunities for commenting, providing input, suggestions, etc.? 2. Draft a focus group protocol and methodology What questions should we ask? Who will lead the […]

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