Building on previous academic redesigns completed during the 2007-09 calendar years, the redesign of the main USD website will bring improvements to our core site's visual design, structure, navigation and content.
The redesign project has several key goals:
Make the site a user-friendly and informational tool for USD's primary web audience—prospective students—while serving the needs of current students and members of the community.
Showcase student, faculty and alumni in a way that ties back to USD's mission and core values.
User-centric, rather than organization-driven, information architecture and navigation.
Cohesive and appealing new visual design incorporating USD branding standards.
Coding/programming resulting in a faster and more streamlined user experience.
To comply with current technology standards.
Simplification of maintenance using USD's Content Management System (Cascade Server).
Shift to a responsive design framework so the website is viewable on any number of platforms including computers, tablets, and mobile devices of varying sizes.
Realigned content to display the strongest qualities of the school and best serve the needs of the primary audience.