RPI – Designing for the Design Professors

The Challenge

HASS Arts: Art GalleryThe School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) fully embodies the mission of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, “…the application of science to the common purposes of life.” HASS wished to link together five academic disciplines with a series of websites that underscored innovation, cutting-edge design, artistic vision, and leading technology.

The Solution

Zone 5 took this direction and ran with it, presenting a series of web templates that pushed responsive design to its limits while introducing intriguing shapes, textures, and uses of imagery—all while fitting into the existing Rensselaer brand. Zone 5 was delighted when HASS told us, “Yes! Keep going. Take it farther!” We complied.

HASS RPIZone 5 developed a robust template, which was designed for easy implementation within HASS’s existing content management system. Photos and multimedia can now be brought to the forefront to engage prospective students and faculty. News stories are easily accessible. And densely packed academic information is now broken down into manageable chunks.

The Results

The results speak for themselves. Six new websites have been introduced by HASS, ranging from economics to electronic media—each site cleanly and dynamically presenting the best HASS has to offer.