University Campus Info
Indiana University was way ahead of the game in 1986 when they started looking into setting up a campus-wide interactive network.
The Value Proposition
University Information System
Disc International and Prime Computer approached us to model a large scale university campus information system.
Provided a clickable site model that conformed to the workflow and served as design guide for the development team.
Our interactive prototype pages were all linked together in a mini-site that gave the school administration a good sense of how their campus system might look:
- Course Registration
- Directory of Students and Faculty
- School Services
- Campus Map
- Online educational courses
- Recreation & Events
- Chat Boards
Design Productivity Tools & Consultation
We licensed our Textup Context Management System and other tools to Indiana U so that they could produce and manage their campus-wide information system. The challenge for us was that the pages had to be viewable on a broad range of devices, including "dumb" terminals and (most significantly) on the Apple computer platform.
The NAPLPS videotex standard allowed us to produce a site with graphically sophisticated layouts and images that could be viewed - simultaneously and seamlessly - on different microcomputers.