California State University, Sacramento
Information Resources & Technology Division
Internal Website Redesign: Visual Design, UX, Information Architecture & Front-End Development.
When I joined CSUS Web Services in April 2018, it was decided to start over the redesign process already begun. Using only the usage data from the previous attempt, the team worked to make sense of and create easier access to a deep catalog of services.
Under the direction of the Web Services Manager and Associate CIO, the Web Services Team (two developers, a project lead, a content specialist, two interns and myself) followed a agile methodology.
Constraints & Challenges
As my first project with this group, it was a large undertaking with considerable unknowns, specifically in gauging capabilities and temperments. The pre-existing team had never worked with a designer before, and was also new to agile workflows. The project became a learning process for all involved.
Visual design began at the wireframe level, working through some 20-odd iterations until arriving at the design shown below. In addition to the working documentation and conceptualization, I contributed the vast majority of CSS to the front-end development of the project. The site launched mid-summer 2018 and can be seen live at csus.edu/irt