About Maryland OES
I72 designed and built the Extended Studies (EXST) at the University of Maryland (UMD) sites which administer courses for pre-college, undergraduate, graduate students. The Office Extended Studies offers important courses, programs, MOOCs and various professional and continuing education for thousands of students. The EXST sites required large scale functionality in service of a diverse body of students and stakeholders which I72 was proud to work on.
Extended Studies (EXST) partners with University of Maryland (UMD) academic units to provide administrative services for credit and non-credit initiatives that target a diverse range of students at the pre-college, undergraduate, graduate, and professional level.
Learning + Planning
We collaborated closely with the university’s stakeholders exploring the offices academic programs, campus culture, and key initiatives to ensure that the site reflected the institution’s values and delivered an outstanding user experience for a variety of audiences.
The discovery process involved mapping out the website’s structure, identifying key functionalities, and prototypes. We paid meticulous attention to user flows, ensuring that visitors can easily navigate through departments, programs, and courses.
Design + Development
We used responsive layouts and employed an intuitive navigation to create a platform that not only showcased the university’s brand but also provided an optimal browsing experience across different devices. To facilitate efficient content management, we integrated a powerful and user-friendly content management system. This allowed the university staff to easily update and manage the website’s content, keeping it fresh and relevant at all times when course offerings, staff, and other items changed.