Savannah College of Art and Design came to us with a problem: “We have a mountain of awesome content about our school, but we have no way for our employees to easily access it. We need a way to sort through all the information and present it in a way that is useful and also exciting.”
We came up with SCADNotes. The idea is that every piece of content is treated as a “note” that is published in an extremely well organized library. You can favorite these notes into your own catalog, or you can combine several notes together into a “notebook” which you can then share around with other SCAD employees.
The site also makes use of geo-location. So if you’re giving a tour around campus, you can pull up the site on your phone and quickly find information on the buildings closest to you.
Each note is also labelled with what type of content it is (news, building, event, etc.), and also color coded to the campuses that it relates to.
This was a massive content project, but also a very interesting design problem. The experience had to be modern enough to fit the vibe of one of the nation’s best art schools, while also being simple and clean enough to make the content stand out. We ended up utilizing a typography-first design that simplifies the content, making it easy for the user to find what they need.