Building the Global Campus
New York University
Students, faculty, staff
International user base
AWS Cloud Adoption
Entering a phase of growth beyond New York City to three primary campuses and dozens of satellite locations, NYU desired a digital portal focused on supporting students, faculty, and staff. This digital campus would integrate with services to intelligently present a custom-tailored experience to each user based on that user’s roles, needs, activity, location, and preferences.
Additionally, NYU envisioned a system that would:
- Feature a modern, responsive design.
- Integrate numerous student, staff, and faculty services.
- Foster connections between people across the university.
- Remain highly available and performant for a global audience.
- Be flexible to maximize the speed-to-market for future development.
It begins with planning
Based on our extensive portal experience as well as our commitment to academia, NYU engaged SDG to refine and implement NYU’s vision. This included:
- Providing guidance through planning phase.
- Gathering requirements.
- Partnering with NYU to refine the user experience vision.
- Recommending technology and enterprise architecture.
Guiding the process
SDG developed a robust algorithm to determine the relative “hotness” of content and functionality for each user based upon that individual’s history of interactions. In addition, SDG:
- Oversaw system development and configuration.
- Coordinated deployments.
- Implemented mature product management and software development practices.
SDG consultants played a variety of roles
- Agile project delivery and management
- Business analysis
- Enterprise architecture and application development
- Fully responsive user experience development
- Consultation on long-term product management and operational strategies
- Documentation and training
The new NYU portal, branded Global Home, received a great reception at launch, exceeding expectations from the original vision.
Going forward, NYU Global Home is positioned to support the current needs of the university, and allows the flexibility to create and differentiate experiences to meet the changing needs of faculty, staff and applicants, as well as individual schools and programs.