We did user experience and information architecture work for the University of Minnesota Bookstores redesign, which we built on Drupal Commerce. It involved a responsive redesign for PC, tablet and mobile devices, followed by the implementation and migration from the legacy site. The site is awaiting internal logistics to launch.
University of Minnesota, The Juilliard School, Cornell and Other High-profile Institutions
Origin Eight has a deep knowledge of the CMS platform architecture, design, governance and usability issues that are unique to Higher Education. Let us help you architect, support, or host your next big project or platform.
- Strong user experience (UX) design & strategy team
- We have a strong track record of simple, innovative UX design solutions to complex higher ed problems
- Graphic design & branding
- We are keeping track of visual design trends and issues of branding in higher education
- Beautiful designs for Higher Ed that bring a high level of professionalism and uniqueness to your digital presence
- Highly collaborative development model
- Allows us to work on projects in tandem with in-house resources at your university or college
A Few Examples of Our Work in Higher Ed
Origin Eight developed this site to leverage the full capacity of multiple databases to combine information and present a powerful, yet easy-to-use search experience.
Plant Information Online offers a collection of databases of interest to plant and gardening enthusiasts and students, as well as professional botanists, horticulturists, and researchers. Some of the databases have been available in print (various titles) since 1979 and online through paid subscription since 1997. The whole site is now available free to the general public.
Origin Eight partnered with the Robina Institute to develop and launch a new website with a mobile friendly interface that highlights important Institute news, research, publications, events and more. The new layout and structure helps to showcase how the Institute joins theory and research with practice.
About Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
This website was created to provide an easy-to-use and central resource where IT professionals could connect with the university community and offer support and services.
From the About page:
IT @ UMN is a community of IT professionals across the University working together to support and advance the academic mission of the University of Minnesota.
The hype cycle is an analytic model developed by the IT research and consultation firm, Gartner Incorporated, to describe the development, adoption, and diffusion of technologies in particular market sectors. Based on Gartner's analysis of the technology lifecycle, the Hype Cycle for Education tool will enable members of the University community to continuously monitor emerging academic technologies as they progress along the innovation curve and evaluate the advantages of those tools and practices in relation to the University’s mission.
Origin Eight collaborated with the University of Minnesota on a project that leveraged our user experience design expertise to deliver an innovative system for filtering sentencing guidelines, comparing jurisdictions and serving as a repository for sentencing guidelines and other documents from across the USA.
The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute seeks to provide researchers at the University of Minnesota access to high-performance computing resources and user support to facilitate successful and cutting-edge research in all disciplines, help researchers attract funding, contribute to undergraduate and graduate education, and benefit the broader community.
MSI is committed to expanding and developing the types of service it offers in order to continue to play its key support role across the growing spectrum of scientific fields.
This site is designed to help forest managers from Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario, and Wisconsin exchange silviculture prescriptions, including the outcomes of actual on-the-ground management activities.
Origin Eight built an online repository for silviculture prescriptions for foresters across the three state region to share best practices with one another for the management of forest resources.