Saturday, January 10, 2009

thoughts - site audience

library site is very functional
purpose of site who does it serve?
1) prospective students
2) prospective parents
3) current students-prospective majors
4) current students--non majors, interested in art (not as major--perhaps minor)
5) current students--non majors, interested in gen ed
6) current students--new majors--don't know anything about the department
7) current students and/or community interested in showing work at one of the galleries
8) " interested in what is showing at the galleries (and museum)
9) current students--majors and minors at different stages of their education
10) former students
11) Faculty, administrators, and staff around campus (inter campus identity)
12) The community local
13) Larger art community

tie into SMA web site

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Apparently We're Well Into the 21st Century

And so, the SOU Art Department is trying to get its web act together. I'm going to be using this blog to collect information the department will use to upgrade its website. There are a few quick poll questions on the right of this page for you to answer, but I would also like to invite you to leave a more detailed comment. Anonymous comments are fine, though it would help if you let us know if you are a student, faculty, innocent bystander, etc. To comment, click on the blue COMMENT text at the bottom of this post. You can check out the current Art Department website here.

1. Current state of the SOU Art Dept. website.
2. Your experience with the SOU Art Dept. website.
3. If you use the website, what do you use it for?
4. What you would like to see on the website?
5. What you think the purpose(s) of the SOU Art Dept. website should be?
6. Are there other areas of the web where the Art Dept. should have a presence?
7. Anything else you feel is relevant to the SOU Art Dept. web project.