Admission of KAIST, websites development

Period: May ~ Aug, 2014
Client: Admission of KAIST
Role: Website dedign and development

Objective

We developed and designed a website that gives admission information for reaching to help students who want to apply for KAIST. The website consists of three types for undergraduate, graduate and foreign students.

Each website includes:

  • Notification information regarding the apply
  • Curriculum information
  • Download documents
  • KAIST information
  • Contact information

Approach

We conducted doing case studies on international universities websites such as MIT, PRINCETON, STANFORD. Then we took some characteristics from each website of universities after that, we created three design drafts based on the research. After that, we shared those for selecting one and tidying up. The step took lots of time, due to arguments for going the right way but we could not bring them.

A selected design draft was applied into the development. And we completed the project as they want to be.

PROCESS

1.Reseach

1-1.Previous website observation

The purpose of the proposal was for applying for bidding. This proposal includes:

  • Observation for the previous website
  • The goals
  • Development plans and process
  • Budget
  • Introduction 4SoCial

1-2.The range of observation

MIT admission, Princeton admission, Satanford admission

2.Plan

2-1.Define content priority

Admission
  • Admission summary
  • Process
  • Reqiurment
  • Deadline
  • Fees
  • FAQs
Apply
  • Link to 'https://apply.kaist.ac.kr/'

About KAIST
  • Academic
  • Research
  • Life on KAIST
  • Research
  • Media sources
Nofotocation
  • Notification about admission
  • Event for applicants

2-2.Site-map

The office of admission consists of three departments as 'undergraduate, graduate and international' that they work independently. So they wanted to manage each the websites that relate to them.

2-3.Persona

Kyung-hoon Park

"KAIST seems like a good school for me. I hear good things about it amd it’s close by. Now if only I can figure out some imnformation about what I need to do on the website..."
Background
  • 17years old
  • Be interested in Computing Science or Engineering.
  • Maintaining a A average in the region he lives.
  • Living with his parernts and a younger sister in Korea.
Goals
  • Looking to take the next step in his education
  • Wants to obtain an undergraduate degree in Computing Science or Engineering.
Tasks
  • Figure out more about KAIST admission information and program.
  • Find tuition information
Scenario

Kyungho was born in Korea and the oldest child in the family. His parents, both of them have Bachelor degrees. They care a great deal about Kyungho’s future and would like to see him obtain the university degree and then go next step. At this moment, Kyungho is not really sure about his future carer plans.

Competition into the universities like POTSTEC and SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY is fierce. Admission into the more popular like Computing Science or Engineering requires minimum high school average of 90%~95%. He is concern that he may not be accepted. So he is looking into University admission information carefully to how to smoothly reach there.

He knows how to find the information online. His favourite tools include Google and Naver. However, he is not fond of reading long, application information. Hw always wondering if there are some requirements, deadlines or other pieces of information that he missed.

3.The website

3-1.Undergraduate