pdx.edu Upgrade

The Web Communications team and a working group of stakeholders from throughout our campus is working with an outside vendor to upgrade pdx.edu templates, workflow, and processes.

This upgrade will improve how our site supports not only site visitors but also content managers:

  • Site visitors will see new site layouts, additional functionality, and responsive design.
  • Content managers will have more flexible design options, an easier to use system, and simpler site management.

Additional information will be provided to site owners as we move through this process, but you can find information on the upgrade status here. For more background on this project, please read our Upgrade Q&A.

Project Overview

Stage 1 - In Progress

Discovery ✔

Requirements Documentation ✔

Wireframe Development ✔

Design Development ✔

Stage 2

Usability Testing

Final Wireframe Approval

Final Design Approval

Front-end Development

Stage 3

Search Configuration

Site Building

Site testing & User Documentation

Go Live!

The content audit and related preparations are meant to be guided processes you can complete with the assistance of anyone in your department (other stakeholders, students, etc.), whether or not they have edit access to your site. We will reach out to site owners when we get closer to this process.

Our Working Group

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Andrea Janda

College of the Arts

Suzanne Gray

College of Urban and Public Affairs

Emily Renfrow

Erin Sutherland

Graduate School of Education

Daryn Lee

Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

Mallory Kenney

School of Business

Melinda Crouchley

Erin Merz

School of Public Health

Noortje Trienekens

Office of Graduate Studies

Kelly Doherty


Brittney Thaler

Admissions and Student Affairs

Emily Offerdahl

Julie Casson


Nicolle DuPont

Advising and Career Services

Carri Hutchens

Disability Resource Center

Michele Bromley

Jen Dugger


Karen Bjork

Kim Pendell

Tom Bielavitz

Academic Affairs

Hans VanDerSchaaf

Sophie Soprani

Research & Strategic Partnerships

Shaun McGillis


Hayley Lucich

Office of Information Technology

Eric Nambo

Sharon Helms

Human Resources

Brandon Bighaus

University Communications

Brett Forman

Julie Smith

Kurt Bedell

Zach Phillips

Web Communications

Ashley Nilson

Eric Bercegeay

Jodi Hewett

Kristin Boden

Past Working Group Meetings

August 15, 2017

  • Current Site Review
  • Site Look and Feel Discussion
  • Workflow Diagramming
  • Success Statements

August 16, 2017

  • Set Project Goals
  • Identifying Audiences and User Groups
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Functionality and Integrations Discussion

October 24, 2017

  • Requirements Overview
  • Preliminary Project Plan

November 28, 2017

  • Preliminary Sitemap Review
  • Persona Review

January 23, 2018

  • Wireframes Presentation

January 30, 2018

  • Wireframes Presentation, continued
  • Wireframes Feedback

March 29, 2018

  • Usability Click-thru Testing
  • Migration Planning Overview
  • Project Timelines Moving Forward
  • User Interface Concepts

May 1, 2018

  • Navigation Concepts Presentation & Review
  • Content Hub Overview & Needs Discussion
  • Taxonomy and Vocabulary Working Group
  • Audit Process Overview

June 12, 2018

  • Block Design Presentation

June 26, 2018

  • Acquia Lift & Content Hub Demo

July 19, 2018

  • Taxonomy Workshopping