University of Minnesota Extension
The Extension website is my "baby." I was hired into Extension with the idea that we would redesign the site. Through the process, we not only redesigned, but restructured the information architecture, created a ton of materials that drives the creation of the site's content (content strategy, accessibility standards, etc), reduced the number of pages (~7,000 to 3,000!), and moved from a fully hard coded site to the Drupal CMS.
I had the privilege of being involved from the start to finish, and was able to have a large voice in all the decisions that were made. From card sorts and tree testing to the nit-picky SCSS changes, my hand was in it all.
My favorite part:
The satisfaction of bringing such a huge change to an organization that has had (essentially) the same site since the beginning of the internet is a feeling that is irreplaceable.
Skills I used:
SCSS, HTML, UX, UI, JS, Drupal, IA
What I learned:
- Card sorting
- Tree testing
- Leading meetings
- Creating an information architecture