That's great that UR is working so hard on this.  Will there be a beta version the University's web developers can check out and give you feedback on before launch?

I think we'd all love to see your hard work, and offer any help we can, I think we all know how helpful good feedback can be!

-Dan Sagisser

Dan Sagisser
Information Architect and Project Manager
College of Education and Human Development
Phone: 612-626-1325

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 3:52 PM, Laura Johnson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Communication colleagues,


I am happy to inform you about the University’s redesigned home page which will launch at the end of this month. University Relations has been working diligently to create a virtual face that best meets the needs of the University's stakeholders including students, donors and alumni, faculty, staff, and more. Considerable analysis of best practices and current trends as well as ongoing usage and behavior of the current site were used to develop the new design.


The new home page will deliver a customized experience by allowing individuals to self-select an "audience view." The University of Minnesota will be a leader in the field of higher education by meeting the growing expectations of website visitors to identify the type of information they want.


The new home page will launch by June 1. There will be a "Tell Us What You Think" link in the lower right corner. Please take a moment to share your feedback once the site is live. We value your input!


Thank you,


Ann Aronson

Laura Johnson
Associate Director, Marketing
University Relations
3 Morrill Hall
100 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

F: 612-624-6369

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