TechNews Website

TechNews Website


Founded in 1928, TechNews is the independent weekly newspaper serving the Illinois Institute of Technology.


  1. Improve the User Experience of the website
  2. Redesign the website to better suit the web to print workflow of the newsroom


1. Discovery

Discover and Research to define user scenario and conceptual model
Tools Used: Online Research, User Analysis, Storyboard, Sketch work, Brainstorming

2. Wireframe

Create Use Cases, Work Flows, Site Map. Wire frame screens and create major interactions
Tools Used: Sketchbook, Whiteboard, Axure, Illustrator

3. Prototype

Create Visual Design, Icons, Style Guide. Create Screen Mockups. Build Interactive Prototype.
Tools Used: Axure, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML + CSS + JS

4. Validate Internally

Get quick and frequent feedback from executive and team members
Tools Used: White board + Pin board, Daily meetings, Internal survey, Meeting Minutes

5. Test Externally

Meet with customers, find niche group of target users
Tools Used: Customer meetings, A-B Testing, Google Analytics, Survey, Feedback System

6. Summarize

Validate and learn from user behavior
Tools Used: Discussion, Documentation / Wiki, Deciding Next Steps, Road Map

7. Iterate

Plan and move to next cycle


Functional website