NUIT A&RT AMPS just launched a new website for the Office of Shared and Core Facilities, within Northwestern University’s Office of Research, to act as a management tool for storing and distributing data about facilities. The site, built in collaboration with Phil Hockberger, Director of Core Facilities, presents detailed information about each core, its staff, contact information, and services offered through a faceted browsing interface that allows both internal and external visitors to quickly drill down to the content they want. The site has also been built with an automatically generated feed to serve live data regarding Northwestern facilities to a national search database powered by the Vermont Genetics Network.
Just like all other NUIT A&RT AMPS websites, this site has been responsively designed to accomodate all digital media display formats. This site however, is the first that NUIT A&RT AMPS has rolled out with touch-optimized dropdown navigation, using a toggling touch-friendly menu to enable easier access to the sites rich navigation features.