The University of Bath Alphas, betas, transition and beyond.


Achievements

A bespoke publishing platform

The University had outgrown its current content management system. The usual 'off-the-shelf' solutions just weren't up to the job.

Key challenges

My part

Outcomes

More than three quarters of the content on bath.ac.uk is now created and managed through the Content Publisher application. Feedback from content creators across the university has been extremely positive.

Origins – A beta design language

Origins is a pared-back, content-led design language that still retains a bit of that 'Bath feel'.

Key challenges

My part

Outcomes

We developed a clean, simple, content-driven design language, flexible enough to power a myriad of content types.

Redesigned the application journey

One of the most fundamental journeys on the site. We needed to start from scratch to meet the changing requirements of both internal and external users.

Key challenges

My part

Outcomes

The redesigned application journey is now a smoother and more elegant process, whichever side of the fence the user is on. Course editors have a single source of truth for course information across all media, whereas prospective students can more easily parse the lengthy, complex course requirements and find the core information they need to make an informed decision.

Developed Lens, our new design system

During the course page redevelopment, it became clear that we were moving away from Origins in terms of look and feel.

Key challenges

My part

Outcomes