Duke Today

Redesigning for Security, Monitoring, and Performance

The Challenge

Redesign Duke’s flagship news site with a focus on system monitoring, security and performance.

Our Approach

Starting with a standard audit to assess system quality and functional completion, we implemented system monitoring and staged work on Duke’s cutting-edge custom hosting infrastructure.

The Results

In four months, we took sixteen years and 120,000 articles worth of rich inter-departmental content and leveraging thoughtful design, made it more engaging and accessible for the broad and distributed Duke community.


User Experience Enhancements

Given the prolonged project history that had gone through two development agencies, when design agency and fellow Durham agency Cuberis asked us to partner, we began with a standard audit. This allowed us to get acclimated with the project and client needs, we used an automated testing framework to ensure the protection of crucial business goals during the fast-paced development that was required. We collaborated daily with both the client and Cuberis to tie the established user experience with our functional improvements

Duke Today Site Images

Utilizing Docker

We implemented system monitoring and staged work using Docker containerization to ensure peak performance. Throughout the process we received valuable stakeholder feedback that we balanced with valuable investments in best practices for security and system monitoring.

We’ve received nothing but rave reviews about our new site.

Blyth Morrell

Director of Strategic and Digital Communications at Duke University

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