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UPenn's School of Economics gets a redesign to welcome and engage students.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Economics (Penn Econ) had massive amounts of content, and a website that was beginning to sprawl under the weight. They wanted to make sure visitors could quickly and easily find the information that was relevant to them, while presenting a clean design that signaled Penn Econ's expertise in the field.
Bluecadet redesigned the site's information architecture, making sure that users who might have otherwise called the office for information could instead easily locate it online. We created a usable structure featuring key information up front, with a new, dedicated alumni section, and searchable database for academic papers. The design is clean and elegant, in keeping with Penn Econ's aesthetic and status.
The site is built on an administrable Drupal back end that integrates with Penn Econ's custom authentification module, allowing not only administrators, but also faculty members to log in and edit their own pages. There is a new grid-view gallery, with original photography of faculty that can lead visitors to professor's homepages. Events listings are presented in a robust and sortable layout.
PIER & IER
The site contains two subsites for Penn Econ's well-regarded publications, with their own designs and databases. Faculty can use the PIER site to upload "Working Papers", which will automatically appear on their homepages and are searchable in the database. IER provides a forum for the International Economic Review, making the archives and new issues available online.