Web Planning Committee

Discussions on the Future of the UM Website

Project Update

Posted on: January 28th, 2013 by Robby Seitz

Perhaps you’ve noticed the two-month gap of time since our last blog update. A working group from University Communications and IT has been refining all our ideas into a single, unified design. Here’s the recap: We reviewed the results from the survey and saw areas where we needed to modify our design. Before we’d gotten […]

Committee Feedback on First Designs

Posted on: October 9th, 2012 by Robby Seitz

Most of the committee has had a chance to review design concepts for the new UM home page. Basically, there are two tops paired with two bottoms giving four variations so people can see which combination might work better. To better discuss them, we’ll use the terms Large Photo or Slide Strip to indicate the […]

Critique of Current Site

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by Robby Seitz

As I look forward to a new design for our website, I find it easier to accept criticism (constructive or otherwise) of the current one. Yesterday I was treated to a small presentation by the folks at Systems Alliance who reviewed our current site and pointed out where there might be problems. This kind of […]

Web Usability Testing

Posted on: July 9th, 2012 by Robby Seitz

Systems Alliance has invited me to attend a free webinar entitled “Why and How to Do Usability Testing” which will be at noon onĀ  July 17th. Here’s the description from their registration form: Usability testing involves watching people from your target audience use your website to find what is working and what is not. It […]

Minutes of First Meeting: June 5, 2012

Posted on: June 5th, 2012 by Robby Seitz

Redesign of UM Web 2012 Meeting Date: 6/5/2012, 1:30 PM, Powers Hall Meeting Participants: Peter Cleary, Tom Eppes, Kathy Gates, Kevin Herrera, Dewey Knight, Steven Mullen for Sarah Kathryn Hickman, Penny Rice, Debra Riley-Huff, Brenda Robertson, Errol Sayre, Will Schenck, Robby Seitz, Wayne Shaw, Steve Threlkeld, Erika Vincent. Discussion Highlights: Presentation available at prezi.com. Robby […]