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United States Studies Centre

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is a place for research, teaching and public engagement. The website presents this in a clear and engaging way through its four major content streams: Study, Research, Experts and Events.

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Landing

The USSC home page encourages visitors to explore the most recent and hand-picked articles. A strong navigation menu and quick search are available to those who know what they’ve come here for.
Section of the home page

Wireframing

The project began with a detailed content audit and wireframing phase, to map out required data, relationships and taxonomy for the new site.
Section of the home page

A key challenge was to integrate a range of content types from across the Centre and its disparate project sites, while making it all feel at home. Behind the scenes, this meant writing content migration scripts to assist the USSC team to audit content from the archives and flag items for removal.

Programs

In the Alliance 21 program stream the banner and submenu help to group this content within its wider USSC context.
Program detail

Events

Event details can be set up for both before and after the event date, allowing rich pre-and-post event content to be prepared ahead of time.
Event detail

We worked collaboratively with the project team at USSC throughout the wireframing, design and development journey. They provided thoughtful feedback and useful design references, and our agile development approach allowed us to incorporate new features as priorities changed along the way.

The end result is an attractive, modern site and we look forward helping the USSC and its digital content continue to evolve.

Feature image: By Center for American Progress Action Fund from Washington, DC (Barack Obama at Las Vegas Presidential Forum) CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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