On Carousels

For the past year or so, I’ve been following a conversation about website carousels, the oft-auto-rotating and recently oft-maligned images and stories atop many an academic webpage/website. Last year, Erik Runyon, Director of Web Communications at Notre Dame, did something sort of revolutionary. He tracked and distributed analytics on Notre Dame’s website carousels, revealing what…

Extreme Makeover: Information Architecture Edition

We’re at the point in our project where we’ve got everyone thinking about their information architectures which has got me thinking about good information architecture and how to convey its importance, its essentiallness, its the-website’s-success-depends-upon-it-ness. Now I don’t generally use Wikipedia as a definitive source but I kind of fell in love with their definition of…

Trending 2014

In the next few days, the Fordham Community will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed designs for the new website via an online survey, so I thought it might be fun to talk about what’s hot in web design for the .edu crowd in 2014. Redesigns don’t come along every day, so…