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NewCity’s Seven Pillars of Higher Ed Digital Strategy

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In our three decades of research and work with higher education audiences, we’ve identified seven things we must do well for any digital experience that supports enrollment. When you partner with NewCity, we keep these front and center.

UI Design Systems

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All websites, regardless of size, are made up of common elements. Some pieces are small (think buttons or headers) and some pieces are big (image galleries or news feeds). A design system organizes these common elements into reusable patterns that can be combined to make any page or interface you need.

How to personalize website content in Higher Ed

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Chances are if you are responsible for digital or content strategy for your university or college, you’ve had a conversation about how you could use personalization to better engage your audiences and get more conversions. Maybe someone has said “Could we have a personalized web presence like an e-commerce site?”

2020 marks NewCity’s 25th Anniversary

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In 1995, I was 27. Both the web and my marriage were two years old. I started a company because I had some less-than-awesome work experiences, and imagined a workplace where people collaborate on meaningful projects without ego, drama or hierarchy – a team of peers who are there for each other when it counts.

KJ Method

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The KJ Method — created in the 1960s by Japanese anthropologist Jiro Kawakita — helps groups quickly reach consensus on organizing and prioritizing a set of ideas or data. It’s simple, easy to do, and cost-effective. Why you should try it: A KJ session can be run in-person or online. What works best for your […]