A Fresh Look for a Minnesota Institution

Updating the design in a way that doesn’t remake the entire website.


  • Minnesota State University Mankato


Piggybacking off of some deep-level site mapping and user discovery research, Blend began working with Minnesota State University Mankato to bridge the gap between design and development.

What this meant was taking the Episerver-focused content model and designing a university experience that mirrored both the university’s history and future. Design was sketched as a set of iterative wireframes, which combined both existing layouts and updated user interfaces. This included a recommendation for adjusting of overall navigation paths — via that updated site map and top-level navigation.

Finally, site design morphed into front-end development, which was all done to help assist the MSU Mankato team as they took on Episerver development within their own web department. From strategy to strategic development consultation, Blend worked throughout to bring the university up to speed and move forward on their own.

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