Davis & Elkins College
West Virginia’s Davis and Elkins College (D & E) unveils a new online presence with the launch of their completely redesigned website.
This dynamic, interactive site is part of the college’s efforts to create the best possible online experience for current and prospective students and parents. To capture the authentic voice of its students and utilize the most advanced innovations in college website design, D & E turned to higher education website design experts Third Wave Digital (TWD).
So connected is this college’s location to it its campus culture, that the creative team at Third Wave Digital knew a major goal of the website was to take the mountains, the school, the student body and translate it into an interactive digital experience. Third Wave Digital responded with the creation of a "push" technology site loaded with cutting-edge features and functionalities wrapped in an engaging graphic user interface that is both inviting and intuitive.
Taking the concept of “Find Yourself at D & E” a step further, Third Wave Digital also recruited the college’s own students to serve as an online student tour guides for website visitors. Through a series of custom created interactive student tours, D & E comes to life.
Boasting over 15 minutes of interactive student led video tours; www.dewv.edu gives prospective students a chance to see D & E through the eyes of their future classmates. Each student tour features links to related topics and pages, and personalized photo galleries. The entire experience is available to mobile browsers with custom coded HTML and jQuery presentations for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
To further help students see the campus, buildings and activities, Third Wave Digital also created a customized interactive campus map using custom illustrations of D & E. The interactive campus map, available at: www.dewv.edu/map.html, allows website and campus visitors to get to know the ins and outs of the campus, while learning more about each building through key content and built in photo slideshows.