Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Date of Award

6-2022

Exit Requirement

Undergraduate Honors Thesis/Project

Department

Honors Program

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Lucas Cordova

Honors Program Director

Dr. Gavin Keulks

Abstract

In this thesis, I will be providing research on the best practices for a website, and the implementation process for a website for Western Oregon University students that compiles both online materials they may use frequently in addition to relevant WOU-related resources. Students can struggle to find resources for writing papers, projects, etc., or could have a difficult time trying to navigate life as a WOU student and staying up-to-date with things going on at the university, so a website that’s easy for students to figure out and access the things they need would be beneficial. This could be things ranging from style guides for writing to social media pages related to clubs and organizations. WOU has a page similar to this called the WOU Portal, which serves as a reference or guideline for the website as mentioned. In addition to research on implementation tactics, graphics and icons displaying the previously mentioned design tactics will be shown, along with a web page mock-up.

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