The goals of the project were originally agreed upon as: Consistency, Coherence, Continuity, and Function over Form. The goals have been refined into actionable objectives that can be measured in some way (i.e., how can we define that the outcome has successfully met our goals?).
The main focus for this particular project is cleaning up our institutional-level web communication for students.
- Create a single students site that speaks to the lifecycle of a U of T student – from initial consideration up until graduation – and provides access to all available tools and resources related to each phase of the lifecycle (Clarity)
- Organize information and content by student lifecycle topics vs. internal organizational structure (Coherence)
- Implement an organizational scheme (both navigation and design) that relates lifecycle phases and tools to one another for the student audience; consolidates and integrates previously disconnected sites (Continuity)
- Reduce duplicate information and use simple language (Function over form)