Meeting 1/20/2009

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Revised List of Requirements

Internal Audiences

  • Login protected customizable personal page that customizes the user experience based on MIIS affiliation
    • Jobs database (students)
    • Banner access to academic records, scheduling (students, faculty)
    • Banner access to budgets (staff)
    • Alumni portal (alumni)
    • Banner access to HR (all)
    • Customizable subscriptions to specific information (e.g., events) via RSS (all)

External Audiences

  • Offer main page + main admissions page in several languages
  • Tell the story: pragmatic idealism
  • Sharpen brand focus: "Be the Solution"


  • Interactive elements
  • Stronger ties to Moodle/other web presences
  • Integrate content from FirstClass
  • Robust calendar interface
  • Simple, consistent navigation -- no duplicate links
    • Breadcrumbs
  • Support delivery to mobile devices
  • Portal to Facebook, iTunes U, Yelp, Flickr, etc.
  • Streamlined and branded e-commerce solution

Focus Groups

  • What are the big themes? Are the same things coming up in every group?


  • Define what information is in each channel
  • People can "tune in" to channels they find interesting
  • What are the 3 or 5 or 6 big "channels"?

Information Architecture Draft

  • Parallels the way Middlebury looks at architecture
  • "above the fold" marketing site/"below the fold" interactive site