Edmonds Community College Homepage Redesign

Posted on Oct 16, 2013

Edmonds Community College needed to refresh the homepage as the site migrated to a new content management system, OmniUpdate. The project’s scope was to design a simpler, more easily navigable homepage which would work as a lead-in to future developments for the site and it’s organization and information...

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The Gates Invention and Innovation Program

Posted on Jul 14, 2013

  The Charles C. Gates Foundation’s Invention and Innovation Competition needed a web presence to support their existing participating schools and provide an entry point for bringing new schools into this unique program. WordPress is used allowing for the client to update their content and easily manage simple modifications to the site....

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Why Your Website Should Not Resemble Your Org Chart

Posted on Jan 3, 2013

  Primarily, I work with colleges and universities to restructure their websites for the best user experience. A visit to a college’s website should provide a prospective student—whether still in high school or an older adult—with a perspective that allows them to feel, “I belong here, I want to go here,” “This place will be good for me.”  I am brought in to website redesign projects to restructure, realign, force the marketing and...

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New Navigation Pathways for a University

Posted on Jul 12, 2012

A college in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa was looking for a cleaner, more deliberate approach to their website. Consulting through Noel-Levitz, Ellen worked with the internal team to develop an information architecture and inventoried content to develop a page structure to support this user experience goal. Through one-on-one user interviews, stakeholder interviews, reviewing analytics and other methods of user research, wireframes and the...

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University of Texas at Tyler

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

A total website redesign and re-architecture for the University of Texas at Tyler as part of a team through Noel-Levitz. Involvement on my end included user experience consulting to develop a new information architecture as well as extensive wireframing as both a means to inventory content/UI elements.  This involved gathering prospective student feedback, interviews and card sorting exercises which resulted in a solid, more easily discernible...

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