Three words that describe what our web team will be busy doing this summer. From editing and refining existing content, to preparing content for migration to the new site, our web team has been busy working with departments across campus and will continue to do so through the summer months.
With the design phase of our new website nearly complete, Terminal Four (T4), our content management (CMS) company, has begun building and testing the various styles and templates.
Two methods of usability testing were conducted this April, an unmoderated and a moderated test. The unmoderated usability test used a survey tool called TreeJack to evaluate the website structure. The survey was populated with top prospective student questions then distributed to 864 participants, including over 600 current and prospective students, faculty staff and alumni.
The moderated, 1-on-1 usability tests were facilitated by New City’s Eva Floyd and conducted remotely using an interactive prototype of designed pages intended to evaluate the actual layout and language on the pages as well as website structure. A variety of devices were used for testing, including desktops, Blackberry, IPhone, ITouch, IPad, Nook, Kindle Fire, and Android. The participants were both prospective students and parents.
The results of the usability testing were very positive and resulted in a few minor changes to the site structure and language.
In mid-June, the Web Team will be trained on the Terminal 4 Site Manager content management system to prepare for content migration which will begin the last week of June and go on into August. Departments will have a chance to preview their web pages before we launch the new site at the end of August.
The web team will continue to work with departments across campus after launch to build and enhance their website content and provide CMS training to departmental web liaisons this
That’s it for now. If you have any questions regarding the web redesign process, email us at email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued support.