Kent State Marks New Year with Launch of Redesigned Website
Out with the old and in with the new! Kent State University ushered in the New Year with a brand new website on Sunday, Jan. 8.
The cross-divisional redesign team, composed of team members from Information Services, University Communications and Marketing, all departments across campus and our marketing agency, 160over90, collaborated to create the compelling platform for the new www.kent.edu and more than 340 departmental websites that went live on Sunday.
New and Improved Features
Kent State’s web presence serves as the virtual front door into the university, sharing our distinctive and unique stories with the world. The engaging website includes several new and improved features such as:
- A revamped Life at KSU section (previously Campus Life)
- A new Campus Safety section to make important resources more readily accessible, should those resources be necessary
- More powerful mega menus in main navigation
- An abbreviated footer
- Stronger photography and imagery
Additionally, the website will continue to provide the same easy access to FlashLine login, calendars, phone directory and maps from the top of the web page.
Although the site launched Jan. 8, we will continue to improve the site to provide an exceptional and informative user experience. Your input and ideas are valuable, and we encourage the university community to provide constructive feedback about the website. To do so, you can access the website feedback link in the footer of our new website.
The team’s next steps will include monitoring analytics, reviewing the online feedback form, conducting usability tests and focus groups with our many audiences and implementing regular enhancements, based on this mix of feedback.
For additional information, please contact Lin Danes, director of web services in University Communications and Marketing, at ldanes [at] kent.edu, so that she can partner with Sameer Jaleel, director of systems development for Information Services, to triage your inquiry and reply.