School of Peace Studies

Website Redesign (December 2015 - September 2016)

Design

peace responsive design

 

A responsive design which allows site visitors to access information anywhere at any time.

peace hexagon hero layout

 

A hero area that uses repeating hexagons for photo layout, which connects to physical elements in the school's building and is used as a brand element in the school's marketing materials.

peace impact filter

 

A home page "Impact Filter" for our prospective audience to learn about school news, events, or programs that connect with specific issues they are interested in.

peace databases

 

An abundance of database-driven content on subjects such as women peacemakers, current and past students, distinguished lecture series, and publication archives, making the content updates for maintainers easier and the layouts consistent from resource to resource.

peace content

 

Newly written and edited content throughout the website, which guided the architecture and the design process for the new site.

peace news and events

 

A new News Center, Events Calendar, Spotlights hub, and Blogs all sharing information about the school, its faculty and staff, and related centers and institutes.

peace social media

 

A social media hub powered by TwineSocial to aggregate the school's content from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

peace directory

 

A new faculty and staff directory with filtering, search, research information, and larger photos for learning about the award-winning faculty at the university.

Project Updates

Date Milestone Updates
12/07/15 Website Kick-Off

The Kroc School web team hosted a Town Hall for the School of Peace Studies and shared information about the website redesign process. This included details about core Kroc School marketing themes, goals, and audience considerations.

See the Kroc School website kick-off presentation (PDF)

06/08/16 Site Structure and Style Tile

The Kroc School redesign team hosted a second Town Hall to share findings from the recent surveys, focus groups, and data analysis conducted over the past few months. This has allowed the team to work on brand personas for the school and sets the stage for upcoming work on the project, such as redefining the information architecture (navigation) and writing and editing new content for the website.

See the Kroc School content structure and design elements presentation (PDF)

07/20/16 Home Page Design

The Kroc School redesign team reviewed the new website's home page, along with testing and data that went into how the design took shape. First impressions and insights about the new design were discussed.

See the Kroc School website home page design reveal presentation (PDF)

09/14/16 Design and Feature Review

The Kroc School redesign team reviewed the design work for the new website and went into detail about new tools and features that will be included in the new website.

See the Kroc School website design and feature review presentation (PDF)

09/28/16 Website Launch

Late evening

Advisory Board

Name Title Contact Information
Renata Berto Communications and Marketing Manager rberto@sandiego.edu
ext. 7573
Joy Brunetti Project Advisor brunetti@sandiego.edu
ext. 7633
Louis Cappella Assistant Dean cappella@sandiego.edu
ext. 7940
Austin Fitzpatrick Faculty caustin@sandiego.edu
ext. 7795
Jen Jackson Content Strategist jen@writeonnetwork.com
(801) 879-9719
Patricia Marquez Dean pmarquez@sandiego.edu
ext. 7795
Emiko Noma Senior Editor and Writer nomae@sandiego.edu
ext. 7812
Kara Wong Program Officer kwong@sandiego.edu
ext. 7567