Why a Beautiful Campus but a Digital Wasteland?

UAD10 Usability, Accessibility and Design

Location: 101B, Wisconsin Center

TUESDAY, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Every college has access to shovels, soil, seeds, and trimmers, yet why are some campuses places of beauty for education while others are not? It's not the tools, it is an expression of values, leadership, and discipline that enable physical campus beauty over the decades. It's time to do the same in the digital environment. A content-management system, a few web developers, and varied ideas don’t make digital beauty (or effectiveness). It's time to bring the discipline from physical beauty to the digital campus.


Brian Hawkins
Communications Officer, Indiana University

Brian is a Communications Officer for IT at Indiana University, where he spends most of his time thinking about how to make the digital campus as beautiful and functional as the physical one. He's been making websites for nearly two decades, and in that time, has contributed to the design and launch of hundreds of sites, including one of the first online banking applications. After getting his start as a web designer in the corporate and agency world, he's been working in higher education for the last four years.