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Goals
Mobile-friendly design and content
Modern design reflecting academic and research excellence
Clean, simplified navigation
Accessible
Social media integration
Improved directories
Standardized search and user experience
Scope
Redesign of columbia.edu
Redesign of key secondary- and tertiary-level pages
Creation of key third-level domains
Implement latest technologies

Process

  1. Conduct user interviews, workshops, and surveys
  2. Gather quantitative data
  3. Quantify and analyze all data 
  4. Develop wireframes and information architecture
  5. Conduct usability testing
  6. Finalize designs
  7. Develop and build site
  8. Migrate content
  9. Perform usability, quality assurance, and load testing
  10. Launch Site
     
Project timeline
How Can You Help?

Help us redesign the home page through these key pieces

This survey is designed to help us understand how you use the Columbia University homepage and some of the ways in which you think the site can be improved. These questions will take about 5 minutes to complete.

Let us know how and why you want to use Columbia University's websites so we can create features that work for you.

Usability testing is a technique used in user-centered interaction design to evaluate a website by testing it with the people who uses the site. The session generally lasts an hour and it's held at Studebaker.

Design thinking workshop is a way to help us generate new ideas, identify the missing piece of content for the new website and find out areas we could improve upon. Participants will have a chance to brainstorm and share ideas with the staff from the administrative offices or students directly.

Questions?

Email the project team at homepage@columbia.edu