The establishment of a responsive website, expected to act as a communication and sharing based ‘knowledge portal’2015-03-16Hit:2643
On February 26th, the homepage of KAIST College of Business reopened after being revamped to become a user-central and user-customized informative portal.
KAIST College of Business is an institute that leads Korea’s management education based on its top-level infrastructure. Hence the revamped homepage reflects the latest web trends and establishes a user-friendly system for more efficient communication, providing various innovative functions. Moreover, it reinforces the ‘intellectual portal’ features and puts emphasis on realizing the catchphrase, KAIST College of Business, ‘Beyond Knowledge’.
Specifically, the screen size is not only for PCs, but screen size for devices such as mobile phones and tablets are automatically adjusted for user-friendliness; WCAG 2.1 was applied to strengthening the usability. Furthermore, the homepages of the College of Business and four other colleges (Techno, Finance, Information Media, Green) are interlocked and the curriculum menu is reorganized so that it can be easily noticed by users.
In the reorganization process, much effort was put into strengthening two-way communication with the users. A social webpage “KAISTory” was made to share the daily lives of the students and to allow users to form a social consensus. In KAISTory, there are career development strategies and interviews done by the alumni, student experiences in overseas studies, information on research and lifestyles of the faculty and many other items which would be useful to anyone who is interested in business and economics. The interworking features of SNS have been enriched so that one can check on the contents available in social platforms in real time.
“Through this reorganization of the homepage, we expect the users to communicate with each other more efficiently and increase the awareness of information regarding KAIST College of Business…We will try to operate the homepage so that anyone can easily visit and make use of the information in it” said a faculty member of KAIST College of Business.