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University of Tennessee Historic Timeline website

UT Historic Timeline
The University of Tennessee celebrated its 225th anniversary in 2019-20. Prior to the anniversary, a comprehensive history of UT did not exist in one place and was not digitized. I worked on a team of writers, historians, and web developers to create and design an official and accurate account of what’s known about UT’s history.

The goal of the timeline project was to accurately depict UT’s reputation over time and provide equal representation over the entire 225 years, not weighing too heavily on recent history.

This project presented many challenges, including gathering information from dozens of sources (books, library archives, websites), fact checking information for accuracy, reformatting and organizing content for consistency, sourcing high quality imagery or photography, and keeping our work organized in the process.

As the lead user interface designer, my goal was to develop an easy-to-navigate, branded user experience that let the historic content shine.

The project took six months to complete and resulted in more than 400 stories entered into the timeline. View the timeline at timeline.utk.edu.


University of Tennessee Historic Timeline website
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