Students interested in this project should complete the online application form here, please cite the project number 2017-06. Please include a resume and cover letter.
Purpose of the project:
|The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) is responsible for the recruitment, admission, support, and graduation of approximately 10,000 graduate students who attend UBC annually. In 2016, grad.ubc.ca recorded 1.4 million users and more than 7 million pageviews. 25% of these sessions originate from mobile devices. Currently, our site architecture, organization, and user experience are under review.
The project involves:
Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
|1) Research best practices
2) Conduct competitive analysis
3) User analysis and research: conduct focus groups/user interviews, usability tests, user flow diagrams, card sorting or other activities as needed, and develop user personas
4) Review the existing navigation and hierarchy, and create a new, comprehensive site map incorporating the best practices and suggestions from the above research
5) Prototyping and testing of new navigation options, categorization and labels
6) Interaction models and flows
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
|Host will receive:
A set of complete user personas, which will help guide content development going forward
Actionable insights for
– Site navigation
– Search engine optimization
– Mobile optimization
Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
|The project needs to be completed by the end of August 2018 at the latest, although earlier is preferred.|
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
|The student should have completed all core courses and LIBR 555. Completion of LIBR 553 is desired. Examples of previous website work in this area are required.|