Designing a more elegant Portal

A session at Open Apereo 2013 Conference (Jasig & Sakai)

Monday 3rd June, 2013

11:00am to 11:45am (PST)

An overview of design principals and processes that will help you achieve a better Portal user experience. Bring information to the user and guide them with notifications. Encourage searching over browsing. Make evidence based decisions using surveys, usability studies and monitoring. An overview of our portlet style-guide that identifies common user interface elements and standardizes HTML/CSS.

This presentation covers lessons-learned and design choices from CalPoly's uPortal4 upgrade project. The talk will touch on web technologies such as HTML/CSS and AJAX briefly but the focus is on high-level design not technical details.

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Arlo White

Software Engineer

Arlo has worked on the user interface and architecture of various web applications at CalPoly, including uPortal, a custom notifications service, Workflow framework, and a number of portlets. He is well versed in Java development, the Spring Framework, and web technologies - HTML/CSS and JavaScript development with the Dojo toolkit. His experience with all aspects of web development give him a well-rounded perspective on the user's experience and the developer's.

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9 attendees

  • Arlo White
  • Benito J. Gonzalez
  • Eric Goldman
  • Jim Helwig
  • Nagai Takayuki
  • Paul Johnson
  • Tim Levett
  • Will Fox
  • drew wills

3 trackers

  • Aaron Grant
  • Dave Derderian
  • Yi Zhu

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Time 11:00am11:45am PST

Date Mon 3rd June 2013


Topaz, The Westin San Diego

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