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Redesign of Website for the Master Students at  the IT-department of Uppsala University
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A website is the most important tool for a university that wants to reach out to prospective students. Hence the content on that website becomes even more significant. In this project, the focus was to redesign the website of Uppsala""University’s IT-department for master students as it has been awhile since the website was redesigned and its content restructured.""The new design is based on user evaluations carried out on students and university staff and also web design principles. The process included interviewing users and evaluating the three different groups: students; administrators and student counsellors. Sketches and prototypes were used for better  visualization of the future design of the website. The final implementation came into effect once the prototype was approved by the senior administration of the IT-department at Uppsala University. The implementation was successful but had many limitations in terms of design as the structure  was based on a content management system that followed strict guidelines.""This new design and change in content structure  aims to assist students into making a well informed decision for their future. It will also help them with the problems they face in everyday student life. In turn, this will benefit Uppsala University’s""IT-department with more students and fewer problems during admissions or when the new students arrive. This redesign will also help to promote  the programmes and facilities available at the IT-department. Most importantly, previously the website was not visually appealing but now the IT-departments website has a modern look, making it more in accordance with other international university websites.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IT, 11 089
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-172796OAI: diva2:515782
Educational program
Master Programme in Human-Computer Interaction
Available from: 2012-04-16 Created: 2012-04-16 Last updated: 2012-04-16Bibliographically approved

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