Major projects

Before and after screenshots of
The UVic homepage was redesigned as a major project in the fall of 2012.

How projects are selected

Each year three websites are designated by the vice-presidents academic and external relations for a complete rebuild. This project involves a complete rethink and restructure of a faculty or unit's web communications.

Selection is based on the university's academic priorities and priorities established by the university's strategic plan.

The redesign process

Major project site redesigns address strategic goals and priorities through:

  • audience research
  • information architecture
  • consistent visual design and branding
  • application programming (site-specific)
  • prototyping and usability testing
  • quality assurance
  • a solid technical platform

The lessons we learn from these projects are used to strengthen future web projects.

All projects are allocated approximately 500 hours of free planning and development time to start. Additional time will be charged to the unit, along with any material costs (photography, videography, etc.). 

The target for rebuild launches is within six months of project plan sign off. 

Examples of major redesigns

How do I get started?

To initiate a new redesign project, contact to discuss. New requests are considered several times a year.