Xavier University
Digital
Map & Yearbook
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Xavier University of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS / USA

Case study

The Project

Xavier was looking for a way to engage, mobilize and ultimately connect its alumni community—one which would tie in with the Xavier Story Project’s on-campus projects and at the same time prove interesting to casual website visitors.

Yearbook & Alumni Map

Only registered Xavier alumni can enjoy the full experience. However, you can view the public map for a taster. We've detailed a little of what we did to realize this project, from discovery to delivery. 

what we did

Content, Visual & Functionality

Pretty amazing content; yearbooks dating back to 1927 along with emails and ZIP codes of registered alumni (of course, privacy was carefully protected and no specific addresses or email addresses ever appear publicly). We wanted a clean, intuitive interface, enabling fast user interaction for alumni from user sign-up and profile creation to zooming around the map, skimming the yearbooks and finding fellow alumni.

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Delivery

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 Public Map

  • Interactive map, plotting alumni database by ZIP code
  • Color-coded clusters showing alumni volume by area
  • Filter map by graduation year/profession
  • Registered Xavier alumni can sign up to experience extended functionality
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 Registered Alumni Map

  • Alumni profiles plotted by ZIP code
  • Search for alumni on map
  • Search for alumni via digitized yearbooks
  • Latest additions notifications bar
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 Digital Yearbooks

  • Scroll through digital yearbooks dating back to 1927
  • Select a yearbook to view fellow alumni
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04:

 Open up your year

  • Yearbook opened to reveal graduation images
  • Search the year
  • Choose to view registered alumni (Historical Yearbook) or Registered Alumni who have added themselves to map
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 Create Profile & add yourself to map

  • Upload a profile image or choose from yearbooks
  • Edit grad year, major, name, occupation, email & ZIP code
  • Add yourself to map
  • Opt in to outreach & updates
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