USD 2.0 Major Milestones

USD Web 2.0 (Fall 2019 - Fall 2020)

Project Updates

Date(s) Milestone Updates
January 27, 2020 USD 2.0: Information Architecture and Content Priorities See the USD Main Architecture presentation (PDF) for a review of USD's new high-level content priorities, reviewed with representatives from the University Communications, Admissions, and Provost areas. The redesign team worked with constituents around campus to identify the user and institutional priorities that will shape the architecture of the future USD website.
December 9, 2019 Usability Testing Lab Launch of a streamlined usability lab and first round of conducting tests on both USD navigation systems as well as compeitor and aspirational school navigations.
October 1, 2019 Cascade On-Demand Training Launch of a fully on-demand, online training accessible to all USD faculty, staff, students, contractors, and other people authorized to access and update USD websites.

September 9, 2019 - November 22, 2019

USD 2.0: Research and Discovery

This fall semester, efforts were focused on conducting internal and external research to learn more about how both the university and the USD website are perceived. The result of these efforts is summarized in a Research and Discovery Summary. Toward the goal of transparency, the following assets and information are also available for viewing:

Collectively, this information has led to institutional and technical goals for USD 2.0
August 14, 2019 - September 6, 2019 USD 2.0: Website Data Review Meetings

A series of presentations conducted with the admissions (undergraduate and graduate) offices and the schools and College of the university to provide insight on website performance and suggested improvements.

See the Website Data Review presentation (PDF) for a generic version of the discussion conducted with marketing professionals and website content providers across campus.

July 11, 2019 USD 2.0: CMS Initial Discovery

A presentation to Cascade CMS maintainers on the proposed direction of changes in templating, tools, and website layout options.

See the CMS 2.0 Initial Discovery presentation (PDF)

May 16, 2019 USD 2.0: MyPostings Initial Discovery

A presentation to marketing representatives from around campus on the proposed direction of an all-new MyPostings (news and events) system.

See the MyPostings 2.0 Initial Discovery presentation (PDF)

February, 13, 2019 USD 2.0: Design System Initial Discovery

A presentation to marketing representatives from around campus regarding a new design system and component library for the USD website and related systems and tools.

See the Design System Initial Discovery presentation (PDF)