Designing for information

Lately I’ve been thinking about how we design information. We spend a lot of time thinking about the design of the homepage, top level areas and Faculty and Department sites but when it comes to content, all too often it’s a copy-and-paste job from a Word document. The move to WordPress for many parts of […]

Go Success

Go was launched roughly three years ago and the overall aim was to make everything more accessible and easier for students. Specifically access to their Mail, File Storage, Discussion, Community, Library and Blackboard. I would say over all Go has been a fabulous success, we have developed it a great deal over the past three years, improving it […]

New Homepages for 2010

We’ve recently used heatmap software to get an impression of the way people use our homepage; disappointingly, the central area, which we use to promote university achievements, major news and events, is often bypassed. This indifference is largely down to everyday visitors using the homepage as an entry point to the GO portal, but we […]

New Departmental Sites

We have been redesigning and reorganising our faculty and departmental websites over the last two months, and we are pleased to announce that the majority have gone live this morning: Business School English and History The Faculty of Health Law and Criminology Media Natural, Geographical and Applied Sciences Performing Arts Social and Psychological Sciences Sport […]

Changes to the Design of our Corporate Site

Over the last 5 months the :choice brand has evolved, and we felt that the current design didn’t relate enough visually to the developing brand. The original concept of integrating the 2008 prospectus design and the corporate website design was sound. The prospectus has a visually bold magazine style; we hoped to develop a strong […]

Choice Part 3: Design Objectives

Overview The main objective of the redesign was to include the :choice branding, and to create a consistent visual association with the printed prospectus. We hope to establish a look and feel that will continue in forthcoming marketing campaigns. For this project we have collaborated with Splinter, a Liverpool based design agency. We now hopefully […]

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)

Andy Clarke’s presentation at @media 2007 was concerned with international styles in web design, some interesting questions arose. I was interested in why designers felt that they needed to conform to an international design style rather than adapting regional traditions in design to the web. For example would an Italian designer look to adapt Giovanni […]