New in 2014—a completely overhauled gateway to the University of Iowa on the web. Expect to see a more modern, functional, and flexible home page with the start of the spring semester, a new site that introduces the UI, but also offers handy resources for students, faculty, staff, and other regular users.
Lin Larson, director of creative services for University Communication and Marketing—which has teamed up with Information Technology Services on the project—offers a preview of the new site.
What prompted the redesign project?
The current UI home page site—which encompasses the home page and many pages linked from it—launched in 2008. A lot has changed since then, from back-end technology, to design practices, to user expectations.
We started laying the groundwork for a new home page nearly two years ago, establishing where we’d like to improve and getting feedback from people across campus.