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Creating a “Responsive” Web Community on Campus

#UAD2 Usability, Accessibility and Design Track

Room 106A


Have you been asked to do more with less? Do you wish Web issues could be coordinated better across your campus? Are you trying to push out a responsive/mobile strategy across your Web systems? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are facing the same challenges as many other institutions. Shrinking resources, expanded Web services, and the mobile movement are creating problems for institutions of all sizes. Utah Valley University is facing all of these challenges. Through their move to responsive design, however, they have uncovered a secret gem weaved throughout their institution: a community of Web content contributors, site managers, and developers eager to pitch in and be part of the solution. Using their responsive Web design project, their current CMS tools, and a communications plan, they have tapped this vast community resource to help move the Web effort forward on campus. Come learn how to stimulate your Web community on campus by focusing CMS efforts to be user-centric rather than developer-focused, how to leverage the energy around mobile and RWD to your resource advantage, and how to create a two-way communications plan that engages Web users across your campus.



Nathan Gerber
Director - Web Development Services, Utah Valley University

Nathan Gerber, Director of Web Development Services at Utah Valley University, specializes in building effective and productive web solutions for educational institutions. Since 1993, Gerber has helped many businesses and educational institutions create their web systems. As technologies evolve, he works with the UVU community to ensure its clients move in the right direction.

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