The University of Tasmania wanted this to be on ongoing and living archive, capable of handling hundreds or thoughts of stories and artefacts.
We identified eight different content types that would enrich the website: long-form stories, people, events, statistics, quotes, publications, galleries, and single pieces of media (images or video). Although the current website content is predominantly long-form stories, the University will have the option to diversify their content in future.
Visually balancing the large number and varying types of content was an interesting challenge, especially on the decades page where we wanted to present a wealth of interesting stories and artifacts without being overwhelming.
The individual pieces of content needed to be easy for users to scan while also providing a sense of variety and encouraging exploration. I tackled this through consistent use of typography, imagery and icons for the different types of content, which would give users confidence about what type of content they were looking at. I also defined a harmonious colour palette that could be chosen from for each piece.