Category Archives: discovery

Content inventory, site map and common intranet tasks – and a reminder

Following are activities from the past week on the website improvement project: We sent the Intranet content inventory to iFactory for their review. iFactory delivered version 3 of the new site map; we have a phone conference scheduled for Monday … Continue reading

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Information architecture phase begins

On July 28, our iFactory project manager, chief strategist and information architect met to begin the information architecture phase of the project. They are scheduled to present to the Marcomm core web team a preview of the proposed site map … Continue reading

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Discovery, aka information gathering, phase is almost complete

It’s been a long and fascinating couple of months, gathering up and facilitating the collection of all the information iFactory needs to figure out everything that EVMS is and does and what will go where in the new site. Their … Continue reading

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Which website content management system is best for EVMS?

A content management system (CMS) is software installed on a web server which allows multiple people to manage the pages, text, images and documents on a website without requiring them to have knowledge of the technical aspects of creating and … Continue reading

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iFactory team returns for more focus groups

Tomorrow and Thursday, Pete and Dave of iFactory will be back on campus for more focus groups and a couple of meetings for specific purposes. We have four more focus groups scheduled – two for patients and two for general … Continue reading

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More information-gathering: Personas

As part of the discovery process for the website project, we are working on a Project Profile, which will provide iFactory with detailed information about our site needs. One part of that is developing personas. From An introduction to personas … Continue reading

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And the (website) survey says …

Thanks to the 104 people on and off-campus who took the time to fill out the online website survey. About 41 percent of respondents were current students and 40 percent were staff. Almost 80 percent use the website at least … Continue reading

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What a week – wrap-up of marathon website meetings

We would like thank once again the 90 or so faculty, staff, students and post-graduate trainees who met with the iFactory team this week, and to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. With 19 focus groups and … Continue reading

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Focus groups uncovering hidden gems

The focus-groups-and-interviews phase of the website discovery process is now about half over. While some of what we’ve heard is familiar, we are uncovering some wants and needs that we, and even the departments that provide the website content, would … Continue reading

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Meet the iFactory Web Team – in person at the campus-wide kickoff 3/14

The campus-wide kickoff event for the website redesign project is scheduled for Monday, March 14 from noon to 1 p.m. in Roper Auditorium, Lewis Hall. Lunch will be provided. Meet the iFactory web team and find out how the website … Continue reading

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