Aurora is the multi-site WordPress installation used for many UConn groups and organizations. Along with supplying users with a WordPress CMS, UITS Web and Mobile Services, UConn provides default themes that they develop and maintain. Uncas is one of the default WordPress themes for Aurora. Uncas was realized in 2015. Its design introduced UConn to new design styles such as metro, flat and minimalist design.

Test Site: Uncas WordPress
Github Repo: github.com/MikaCaldera/uncas/

Mood boards & Wire frames

Design stages included wire frames and mood boards. 

Style Tile

Designing for the University means taking into consideration the traditional needs of a University while introducing new innovated graphic designs. The design must keep the integrity of the establishment  and represent it respectfully. These style tiles were developed using the theme and feel of the previously developed mood boards. Each developed with their own 

Design Development

After client choose which direction to take it was time to develop the user interface more. These mock ups were based on original wire frames. The wire frames included side navigation as well as top navigation.