Kroc 2.0 Major Milestones

Kroc 2.0 (Fall 2020 - Spring 2021)

Project Updates

Date(s) Milestone Updates
February 2021 Kroc 2.0: Website  launch as part of Phase 2 redesign project Launch of the new Kroc School website.
December 14, 2020 - January 2021 Kroc 2.0: Site Build The build of the new Kroc School website and review period on USD's staging server.
December 11, 2020 Kroc 2.0: New Content Leveraging the new website architecture created in a previous phase, all-new Kroc School website content was written and delivered.
November 30, 2020 - December 2, 2020 Kroc 2.0: Usability Testing The Kroc School home page wireframe was converted to a semi-functional prototype and tested with key Kroc School audiences. These included first-year students, returning graduate students, and alumni of the Kroc School. Feedback resulted in creative, technical, functional, and content-related changes to the home page.
November 16, 2020 - November 23, 2020 Kroc 2.0: Design Sprints Wireframes were produced for key pages of the new Kroc School website including a sample program page (MASI), a sample landing page (Academics), the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice home page, and the Kroc School home page.
September 14, 2020 - October 30, 2020 Kroc 2.0: Information Architecture and Content Priorities

The Kroc website architecture was heavily streamlined with the user in mind. Key pages have been elevated to the top level of the website, and 'nesting' overall has been eliminated so that users can more easily browse the new website in the future.

August 1, 2020 - September 8, 2020

Kroc 2.0: Research and Discovery

This fall semester, efforts were focused on conducting internal and external research to learn more about how both the Kroc School and the Kroc School website are perceived. The following feedback collection methods were used:

  • Surveys with current Kroc School students and alumni
  • Interviews with internal administrators and stakeholders
  • Review of peer peace school websites
  • Review of current website analytics

Results were summarized and shared with internal stakeholders and the USD web team for consideration.