Session Details

A Game of Clones: For Your Site Is Dark and Full of Terrors

UAD4 Usability, Accessibility and Design

Location: Broadway

MONDAY, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The University of Wisconsin Colleges has a unique organizational structure including central administration services and leadership, 13 physical campuses, 17 institution-wide academic departments and an online division, and various special programs. The UW Colleges marketing web team was tasked with redesigning these areas’ websites ­– which were in various states of age, functionality, usability and design (or lack thereof) – into standard templates and consistent branding. As a consequence of digging into the old sites in preparation for redesign, a lot of archaic (relative to web standards) and not-so-archaic material was uncovered that challenged the limitations of their templates. This session will describe how the team succeeded in most ways and fell short in some.

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Presenters

Rebecca Quigley
Web Projects Manager, University of Wisconsin Colleges

Rebecca Quigley is the Web Projects Manager in the Marketing office of the University of Wisconsin Colleges. She has been leading more than a dozen central, campus and miscellaneous website redesign projects for the Colleges. Before joining the Colleges, Quigley worked as a Communications Specialist/Coordinator at UW-Madison's School of Education in the external relations office. In that position, She produced several alumni news magazines each year, worked with IT staff to manage the School's web presence, and co-managed redesign projects for several department and unit websites, along with the School's main website. Prior to UW-Madison, Quigley worked as an education reporter for daily newspapers in Georgia and South Carolina. She is a Madison native and earned a BA in linguistics from UW-Madison and an MA in linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin.

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