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Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges

| Launched 2016

SBCTC needed to take their old environment, which was made up of  two separate websites and merge them into one user-centered, easy to use website that delivered a consistent message about the value of community and technical colleges for students and the State of Washington.

Project Scope

The project had an 18-month lifespan.  High Monkey provided guidance during a process of evaluating and selecting a Content Management System for SBCTC as well as completing tasks that engaged almost every aspect of High Monkey’s expertise throughout the project including: UX Testing, Card Sorts, and new Information Architecture, Wireframing and Creative Design, and the Site Build for laptop, desktop, and mobile responsive display.

Our Approach
Accessibility & Inclusive Design
We worked with SBCTC to identifiy what information visitors to the sites were looking for.  This content was validated for relevance provided the core of the Information Architecture that defined the organization and structure of content on the site based on its priority and ‘findability’ for visitors to the site.
UX & DX Design
High Monkey created wireframes for multiple website pages that provided a visual representation of page layouts, content areas, and navigation structure. This step was followed by an iterative design process that included usability testing to validate the Information Architecture.
Website Design & Build
We began the website build process by creating a ‘build book’ of functional design and specifications for the website. The build process included the creation of landing pages, layout and sub-layout templates, and iterative functional testing throughout the build process. High Monkey created dynamic templates for mobile device access of the website.

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical colleges received the gold in the 2016 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 7 Medallion awards in the overall website category! The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations is the leading professional development organization serving two-year college communicators. The medallion award is the only regional competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR Professionals at two-year colleges.

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