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Web Council - Nov 15, 2012

  • Announcements
    • Audio recordings and slide decks for the presentations are available at https://wiki.cac.washington.edu/display/uwweb/November+15th%2C+2012
    • No December meeting
    • Will send out annual Web Council survey in December to get your suggestions on what the Web Council should do in 2013
    • Twitter has switched to their bird logo and is pushing people to start using the bird logo instead of the old T logo. Twitter says you infringe their trademark if you use something other than the new official bird logo.
  • iSchool Site Redesign - Nick West and Lisa Gettings
  • UW Bothell website redesign - Laura Mansfield, Russell Burns and Azadeh Azarian
    • http://www.uwb.edu/
    • Planning for redesign began in January 2012
    • Objectives
      • Align with the greater UW brand
      • Transition from recruiting site to one that promotes excellence
      • More interactive features; video, social media integration
    • Process
      • Planning, where do we want to go
      • Met with many groups to find out what people want
      • Old site
        • Text heavy, many links
      • Developed dropdowns
      • Developed color combinations
      • Developed multiple page templates
      • Testing is key to seamless transition
      • Launched in August
    • Challenges
      • Bothell has grown since old site was created
      • 5000 pages
      • 250 web editors
      • Smaller than UW Seattle, but customer needs are diverse and represent the needs of a full campus
      • Web team is small, making it essential that solutions are efficent
    • CMS
      • Using Kentico CMS - http://www.kentico.com/
        • ASP.net product
        • Have been running Kentico since 2009
        • Has been able to handle continuous growth of size and requirements
        • Robust templating infrastructure
        • Wide variety of Web parts for adding functionality
      • Efficent use of one template
        • Inject variation or customization into templates to customize pages for specific needs
        • Menus, logs, contact information can span one or many templates
        • Data is only entered once and templates are not duplicated, which reduces variation and workload
    • Still working on approach for supporting mobile
  • Ignite!
    • MyPlan - Kamal S. Muthuswamy
      • MyPlan is an online academic planner
        • Allows students to plan courses across multiple years
        • Project of UW-IT Information Management
        • Includes course search tool
        • Does degree audits
        • Funded by students, Student Tech Fee,
      • How it is being done
        • Powered by Kuali
        • Built lots of complex diagrams to figure out how to simplify what students see
        • Enable legacy systems through ROA
        • Integrated with UW Systems
      • Usability
        • Focus on value to studentsc
        • To guide testing and development, created personas
        • Rich User experience
          • Lots of user centered design
      • Moving into Year 2, more about registration planning,
      • Working on mobile version
      • Fun == important
      • Entry at http://myplan.uw.edu
      • Description and help at http://depts.washington.edu/myplan/help-site/
    • HuskyBytes - Jacob A. Morris
      • Connecting with students where they already are
        • Students do not seem to know about our services
        • We email students all the time
        • Signs you are an old fogey
          • watch movies on VCR
          • Use email
        • Students are on Facebook
      • Huskybytes is a Facebook site at http://www.facebook.com/huskybytes
      • Benefits
        • Can be more casual
        • Readers do not have to file messages
      • Did not do
        • ask permission
        • cajole a committee
        • hold informal working sessions
        • generate ideas and solutions
      • Did
        • put together team
        • Wrote up things we wanted
        • generated content ideas
        • did Daily ads
        • promoted at DawgDay
      • Next
        • need content
        • gotta keep updating
        • small number of people think up and post content
      • Nice
        • Lots of data about visits
        • if a friend likes something, it shows up on their friends Facebook pages
          • potentially reach 100,000 people with a single post
        • want to talk about things people care about
    • Content Curation - Peter Wallis
      • Challenge: We produced too much content
        • Can't keep up with demand and need to keep info up to date
        • Information sitting around that we did not have time to put it out there
      • Curation is about guiding people to content rather than providing content
        • Currently working on LST online curriculum
          • Connect to pre-existing publicly available content
          • Let other people do the work for us
      • What we have done so far
        • Completed topics: html, css, office 2010 initially
        • Adding much more
      • Finding the right resource is the biggest challenge
        • Some products do not offer good content we can onnect to
      • Need to keep re-evaluating
      • Example: http://www.washington.edu/lst/help/web/css-cody/tutorial
    • Online dashboard - Chris Heiland
      • External Affairs is using a monitoring tool from https://www.leftronic.com/ to collect and display comparative information about their Web sites
      • Many monitoring services are out there, some free, some for fee, some for a fee is you need more than what is free.
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