The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Located at the heart of Canada’s capital, one of the great institutions of our country with over 40,000 enrollments. The university advances in social sciences, health, science and the humanities make uOttawa a unique place to learn, grow and excel. Wireframes, Prototypes, Visual Design
About Project
uOttawa: Redesign

Designed the primary uOttawa website (uOttawa.ca) and many of its’ subdomains. Design decisions where based on stakeholder interviews, usability research, information architecture, responsive design and accessiblility.

GOAL: User focused website, focusing on current and new students while promoting universities’ history, diversity, bilingualism, and the recent investments in infrastructure.

Project in collaboration with OpenPlus.ca, Neo Insigt and uOttawa


  • Create wireframes, prototypes and final designs for desktop and mobile devices while following strict Universities’ Corporate Identity Guidelines.
  • Design a fully accessible website (WCAG-AA)
  • Presented ideas to stakeholders, gather feedback and implement changes. Led and/or participated in various stakeholder meetings.
  • Create a style guide for the new website, and help create the IA in order to accommodate over 900 sites from 65 faculties.
  • Work with Marketing and Communication, Front-end and Back-end Developers, and UX Researches

Visual design: Final
Visual design: Final

Focused on users top tasks, to find a program, calculate costs, search library and a calendar for important deadlines. Background images are used to promote students, events and recent investments in infrastructure

First concept

Light yet a colorful design to promote universities’ history and diversity. User focused and top task oriented