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Kent State’s New Website Sneak Preview for Your Feedback, Lunch Included

Posted Oct. 7, 2013

Kent State University is launching a new website in April. Prior to doing so, we are seeking feedback on the design concepts from our valued stakeholders, including the university community: faculty, staff and students.

As a result, we are hoping you would be willing to participate in one of two ways.

Faculty and Staff Option 1: Focus Group
Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

A one-hour focus group where we ask:

  • What you use a university website to achieve
  • What you think of our current website
  •  What could make our future versions more meaningful to you
  • Get feedback on two proposed designs
  • Time permitting, feedback on how to increase the value of FlashLine

The sessions are limited to 10 participants, first come, first served. The Kent Campus location will be communicated via email confirmation.

Donuts, coffee and juice will be provided during the sessions.

Faculty and Staff Option 2: Usability Tests
Tuesday, Oct. 15, one of various sessions in 45-minute increments

A 45-minute usability testing where we ask you to:

  • Find up to 10 pieces of information on one of several design concepts
  • Compare the various design concepts - pros, cons, preferences

To participate in option 2, please select two preferred 45-minute slots when you can meet with us. We will get back to you with a confirmation of your scheduled time. Find time-slot options posted at the online registration form.

Participation is first come, first served. The Kent Campus location will be communicated via email confirmation.

Participants will receive a $15 Starbucks gift card.

How to Register
Visit www.kent.edu/ucm/facultystaff-signup.cfm to register.

If you cannot participate in these two opportunities, please be sure to watch out for our online survey that will launch Oct. 14.

Questions? Contact Lin Danes, director of Web services at University Communications and Marketing, at ldanes@kent.edu.