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It’s all in the design

Posted on: 16 January 2012
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Filed under: Communication, Design, Identity, Redesign, Responsive design

Since being at the helm of the University’s website,  we’ve done a lot of tweaking of the existing design.

We’re now at the point where we need to make some real change to how we communicate with our target audiences visually. It’s an obvious conclusion to make but hard to implement without certain building blocks.

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Bringing QR codes to student portals

Posted on: 6 September 2011
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Filed under: Advertising, Education, Marketing

Quick Response (QR) codes are starting to crop up everywhere.  At Westminster we’ve been using them in our prospectuses and print publications for a little while now but a quick flick through the broadsheets will show one page adverts made up of a QR code. According to 3GVision, in Q4 of 2010, the UK was the seventh largest user of mobile barcodes in the world.

So how can we make the best use of them in the Higher Education sector and are they here to last?

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Redeveloping the University website

Posted on: 22 June 2011
Filed under: Redesign

The University of Westminster is undergoing its fourth website redesign. The focus of this redesign is student recruitment, the mainstay of the University business.

The previous redesign addressed some serious issues relating to the publication of signed-in and public pages. When logged into the University network it’s not possible to determine whether a web page held on the “wmin” domain is publicly accessible.  It also provided a much needed new skin and a new CMS called Squiz Matrix. It was a leap forward for the University then, but was only ever a first step in the right direction.

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