pdx.edu Upgrade

For resources and support on the site transition process, visit the Site Transition Page.

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

Discovery ✔

Requirements Documentation ✔

Wireframe Development ✔

Design Development ✔

Stage 2 - In Progress

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 reached out to content managers to initiate this process on January 18th, 2018; you can review our communications to the community on the Message History page.

Our Working Group

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

  • Andrea Janda

College of the Arts

  • Suzanne Gray
  • Karen O'Donnell Stein

College of Urban & Public Affairs

  • Emily Renfrow
  • Erin Sutherland

Graduate School of Education

  • Daryn Lee

Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science

  • Mallory Kenney

School of Business

  • Melinda Crouchley
  • Erin Merz
  • Alan Willoughby (CEPE)

School of Public Health

  • Noortje Trienekens

University Studies

  • Krys Roth

Office of Graduate Studies

  • Kelly Doherty
  • Mary Breaden

Faculty

  • Annabelle Dolidon (CLAS)
  • Graciela Vidal (CLAS)

Academic Affairs

  • Hans VanDerSchaaf
  • Sophie Soprani

Admissions & Student Affairs

  • Emily Offerdahl
  • Julie Casson

Advising & Career Services

  • Carri Hutchens

Campus Planning

  • Julia Michel

Disability Resource Center

  • Michele Bromley
  • Jen Dugger

Enrollment Management

  • Bill Ryder

Housing

  • Brittney Thaler
  • Ashley Wendler

Human Resources

  • Brandon Bighaus

Library

  • Karen Bjork
  • Kim Pendell
  • Tom Bielavitz

Registrar

  • Nicolle DuPont

Office of the Dean of Student Life

  • Emily Melgozza

Office of Information Technology

  • Jerrod Thomas
  • Sharon Helms

Research & Strategic Partnerships

  • Shaun McGillis

Foundation

  • Hayley Lucich

Student Health & Counseling

  • Tenaya Stine

Student Affairs

  • Tenaya Davis

Sustainability

  • Emily Quinton

University Communications

  • Brett Forman
  • Julie Smith
  • Kurt Bedell

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

September 27, 2018

  • Empathy Map creation based on Discovery personas
  • Journey Map creation for persona-based goals

November 8, 2018

  • Project Status
  • Academic Programs content workshops
  • Dartlet trainings & Training Plan
  • What is universal content?


Upcoming: November 29, 2018

  • Guest presentation - OIT - Directory
  • Concerns, Question - review outstanding questions
  • Project Plan update
  • Communication Plan
  • CMS
  • Current Student focus - brainstorm


Next Meeting: TBD