Social Media: Some lessons from SXSW Interactive 2015
Matt Harmon reports on the state of social media from the front lines of this year's SXSWi. Hear about how WGBH, NASA and other brands on the forefront of social media are innovating to tell their stories authentically and how we might do the same here.
Leadership team officer elections are held twice a year (Dec. and Jun.). In December, Co-chair and Website Developer are up for election. Nominations are now open. You may nominate yourself or someone else (with their permission). See the charter (PDF) for duties of the officers. Current officers—Co-chair , Mark Harmon, and Web Developer, Jonathan Santos—have not indicated if they will run again.
- Website Awards: nominations are open; awards to be announced in December
- IT Summit coming up before the next meeting; there’s still time to sign up with lunch included
Discussion on UA Website Branding
with Barrett Baffert (New - Director, Digital Marketing, University Relations) and Tom Bourgeois: (Executive Director, Campus IT Operations)
Mark Fischer will share his experience at An Event Apart in Orlando which he describes as a “design conference focused on the web” and “fan-bleeping-tastic!”
NOTE that the meeting is scheduled to run a little longer than usual to allow for time to share information and experience regarding the recent Drupal core vulnerability, a.k.a. Drupalpocalypse / Drupalgeddon.
July 9, 2014 - Officers in attendance Matt H, Jonathan S, Laura L, Mark F - Presenter.
Q: Any news on UA branding requirements for websites?
A: Web developers working in External Relations have been given no information. Vendor, Ology, is doing everything. UA staff is not part of the process.
You can’t go by the current look of the arizona.edu home page: it’s not final. It’s currently being evaluated and there may be a v2 in Aug. or Sept. Newest logo lockups are final but no word on web banners.
Misha Harrison presented excerpts from the powerpoint presentation on the new branding that was given to MarCom a few weeks earlier, the new site was briefly previewed.
Top - level design is all that is currently contracted. This is a 1.0 - reskinning. Later will come a complete restructuring and rethinking of the main web presence.
March 12 Webmasters meeting
Officers present: Mike H., Jonathan S., Margrit M.
Advisors present: Mark F.
(1) UA Webmasters will hold a special meeting, probably next week, for UA Marketing to present information about web branding and the new arizona.edu site. Stay tuned for details.
(2) BioCommunications will be posting a web-related job announcement soon.
This is a great group to work for. Stay tuned for details.
In Spring of 2012, a small project team took on a 6-month redesign challenge. This presentation will outline the process we used to complete a website overhaul for the Center for Creative Photography. We developed a purpose, target audience, personas, primary tasks, and scenarios. We conducted a competitive analysis, surveyed users, interviewed stakeholders, and created an information architecture and fresh content. We evaluated the design by means of remote card sorting and usability testing. Finally, we established and implemented a sustainable content strategy.