An icon is a small picture or symbol intended to help people quickly recognize a tool, site, function or file format. Icons should be consistent in their behavior, positioning, and design and should reinforce commonly used metaphors.  To maintain consistency across communications, an icon library representing various technologies, and many commonly used symbols for use [...]
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  The Digital & Creative Innovations team has created a flexible, free IEEE-branded website template suite for use by staff and volunteers. These templates support conferences, local IEEE Sections and Regions, Student Branches, programs, services, and initiative websites to create high quality, user-friendly web designs.  These templates: Are easily customized by in-house staff expertise or […]

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  The IEEE meta-navigation is a menu that appears on all IEEE websites allowing visitors to quickly access IEEE flagship websites and options. The IEEE meta-navigation must be designed using the following required criteria: Placement: Outside of the main page above the site header. Within the meta-navigation: Site links must appear at the upper-left and […]

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As part of an IEEE-wide outreach to staff and volunteer site managers, the IEEE Digital & Creative Innovations Team is requesting your attention to update one or more of the following required IEEE brand and digital compliance elements to make your website or application aligned with the rest of the IEEE digital presence. IEEE digital […]

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  Site name: IEEE Smart Village Site URL:  https://smartvillage.ieee.org/ Site launch date: 14 February 2019 Site purpose: The IEEE Smart Village website is the primary public facing communications tool for this IEEE Foundation Signature Initiative. The team had several objectives with the re-design. The first was a modern look to attract and inform a broad cross-section […]

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Minding your Ps and Qs — literally Many of us have heard the expression, “mind your ps and qs.” One unconfirmed theory of the origin of this expression stems back to when typesetters needed to be able to recognize these letters backwards, ensuring that the letters “p” and “q” were not mixed up inadvertently. The […]

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  NEW Brand Identity Guidelines version available now! Download the latest version of the IEEE Brand Identity Guidelines, for a comprehensive view detailing use of the IEEE brand across all traditional print and digital communications platforms. This new iteration includes additional information added about the approved IEEE brand fonts, particularly for use within digital applications. […]

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  Site name: IEEE Author Center Site URL: http://conferences.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/ Site purpose: The recently launched IEEE Author Center website includes a new conferences section. This new section provides an easy way for authors to find the best conference to showcase their work in addition to sharing best practices and guidance on how to become a conference […]

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Site name: IEEE eXpress Conference Publishing Site URL: https://ieeeexpressconferencepublishing.ieee.org/ Site purpose: IEEE eXpress Conference Publishing (eCP) is an in-house publishing service that works with IEEE conferences to produce quality conference proceedings—the published collection of technical papers accepted for presentation at a conference. The new IEEE eXpress Conference publishing website highlights these conference publishing services through […]

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Site name: IEEE TryEngineering Site URL:  https://tryengineering.org Site purpose: The IEEE TryEngineering website was re-launched recently. TryEngineering aims to empower educators to foster the next generation of technology innovators. The site provides educators and students with resources, lesson plans, and activities that engage and inspire. How does this affect the IEEE digital presence? The digital experience […]

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  In October of 2018, Google announced that it would sunset the consumer version of the Google+ (Google Plus) social media platform. Enterprise customers using Google+ within companies through G Suite will continued to be supported and Google will be launching new features purpose-built for businesses. Now Google has released details on how the consumer […]

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Frequently in user research, people describe how they think technology works. Sometimes those theories are accurate, but most often they are not. People’s theories are often shaped by their environment, their knowledge, and/or their experience. This in turn impacts how they use technology (including online websites and mobile apps).  Here is an interesting read on […]

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Site name: IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute Site URL:  https://tryengineeringinstitute.ieee.org/ Site purpose: The IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute website was re-launched on November 1, 2018. The website aims to promote the TryEngineering Summer Institute program for high school students that invites them to experience several different fields of engineering in an on-campus environment. How does this affect […]

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Site name: IEEE Standards Association URL: standards.ieee.org Launch date: 29 August 2018 Site redesign purpose: Provides a new look and feel, simpler navigation, and a fully responsive layout. The goal is to provide site visitors with a simple way to find IEEE Standards products and services. The new site will also provide internal stakeholders with […]

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Often, it can seem like efforts to improve design, user experience, search engine optimization, accessibility, and a host of other elements that affect the overall brand experience can be difficult to quantify. How is it possible to show the success of these efforts? When done well and with appropriate plans to measure, it is imminently […]

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A/B testing is a great way to quickly confirm placement of critical call-to-action (CTA) links or buttons, or to gain quick understanding of user preferences in testing design, layout, or copy.  The Digital & Creative Innovations Team can help you test variations of a web page design or even a website logo to help you make […]

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The IEEE Digital Presence Database (DPDB) is a repository of ownership and technical information about IEEE web properties and social media sites. The purpose of collecting this information is to aid in preventing inappropriate usage, protecting IEEE brand(s) from infringement, reputation management, and to avoid IEEE-related websites becoming inaccessible due to loss of domain ownership […]

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Digital accessibility is the ease with which people with disabilities (physical, cognitive, or technological) can understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the digital. This recommended read from UX Planet, provides a great overview on what accessibility is and why it is important for your website to be inclusive and usable for all types of […]

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Update required for demographic question in surveys and forms Currently, various applications and registration processes at IEEE are requiring users to identify their gender as either “Male” or “Female” when submitting a form or survey response. Based on best practices, IEEE digital publishers need to standardize this demographic question and ensure that it is not required […]

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Useful tips for form design Web forms are web pages that allow users to provide input online and serve as a way for users to interact with the organization hosting the web content. Web forms are often coded in HTML or web-oriented languages and can get complex depending on the scope of the input being […]

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New versions of IEEE corporate presentation template now available Based on requests from both staff and volunteers, the IEEE corporate PowerPoint (PPT) template suite has been expanded to include the following new versions, in both full and widescreen formats: A consolidated version with a smaller file size — ideal when you are working in areas with limited Internet bandwidth A Keynote version for Mac […]

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Professional development opportunities in user experience Here is a compilation of resources for professional development in user experience and digital topics. We will continue providing more resources moving forward to help you stay apprised of industry trends and best practices. Webinars: UIE’s All You Can Learn Library: Over 324 seminars & more by experts in […]

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Reminder to update IEEE copyright year and links in website footer The Digital & Creative Innovations team would like to remind IEEE webmasters to update the copyright year from 2017 to 2018 in website footers, effective 1 January 2018. Also, more recently, the requirements for website footers were updated to ensure clarity and references to […]

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Site: IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) URL: hkn.ieee.org Launch date: 19 October 2017 Site purpose: The new IEEE-HKN website includes updated and intuitive features including blogs, forums and Chapter-micro pages enabling Chapters to communicate, show their efforts and achievements and grow as a community. New graphics bring the IEEE-HKN experience into the 21st century, and a wiki […]

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Each day, people across the globe attend IEEE conferences, read IEEE publications, and interact with IEEE to bring about technological innovation and excellence. Employees and volunteers play an important role as brand ambassadors, presenting the IEEE brand in a strong, consistent, and unified way. This is done through with every point of interaction a person […]

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Google offers great tools for webmasters and their Mobile-Friendly Test is just one of their many effective site maintenance tools. This tool is dedicated to pinpointing issues within your site on mobile. Once the test runs you will either pass or fail as a mobile-friendly site. Google offers tips and tools for page elements that […]

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Recent articles from TechCrunch and Associations Now outline that Apple has long prevented the creation of cloned apps that simply bank on revenue and publicity of new legitimate apps. The articles go into details on Apple’s stance on duplicate and spam apps and its recent clean up of the App Store to remove the outliers. […]

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How well are you keeping up with technology changes? A recent Associations Now article outlines that “A major change coming to Apple’s App Store is a great reminder that if your organization isn’t keeping pace with modern tech trends, you’re ensuring a lot of future headaches for yourself.”   Learn about the expected impact of the […]

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New IEEE Brand Experience site provides a one-stop-shop for employees and volunteers looking to create an “unmistakably IEEE” experience. The Digital & Creative Innovations team recently launched the new IEEE Brand Experience site. Intended for staff and volunteers, the site’s goal is to provide a one-stop-shop for all materials that support and enhance the IEEE […]

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Site: IEEE Brand Experience (beta-launch) URL: https://brand-experience.ieee.org Launch date: 08/11/2017 Description: Intended for staff and volunteers, the goal is to provide a one-stop-shop for all materials that support and enhance the IEEE brand, in order to create an “unmistakably IEEE” experience. The first phase of this beta site aggregates the content into a single location. […]

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Site: IEEE Innovation at Work URL: http://innovationatwork.ieee.org/ Launch date: 1 May Description: Provide resources to help engineers get the information they need about the latest emerging technologies. The site includes posts and infographics about topics like cyber security, ethical hacking, the Internet of things, low-power high-performance IEEE Wake-Up Radio, and more. Also included are overviews […]

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IEEE Meetings, Conferences, & Events (MCE) URL: http://ieeemce.org Launch Date: November 2016 The IEEE MCE site has an improved look-and-feel and new user experience features such as requesting a quote online for services. Part of Technical Activities’ Global Meetings, Conferences & Events Management group, IEEE MCE is a dedicated partner made up of event industry […]

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Beyond Standards URL: http://beyondstandards.ieee.org/ Launch Date: December 2016 Hosted by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), Beyond Standards is dedicated to promoting technology and celebrating the contributions of individuals and organizations globally who drive technology development. The primary focus was to provide a digital experience that represents the brand. The new design allows for a clean […]

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IEEE Author Center URL: ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org Launch date: 6 June 2017 Site purpose: The IEEE Author Center offers a one-stop shop for authors to learn about publishing with IEEE. This comprehensive source of up-to-date content is written from the author’s perspective in simple, engaging language and is easily viewed in mobile. Contact: Marilyn Catis, Tiffany McKerahan

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We are testing a new delivery tool for the Webmaster Newsletter. It’s using the MailPoet WordPress plugin. MailPoet allows WordPress posts to be aggregated into a scheduled newsletter for easy delivery to multiple subscribers. There are a few limitations on formatting at this time, so you may notice some changes from past newsletters. And, we […]

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  IEEE TechEthics URL: techethics.ieee.org Launch date: 1 May 2017 Site purpose: The IEEE TechEthics program provides a platform for addressing ethical and societal implications across a variety of technology areas. The program launched with a focus on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems and will grow over time. The IEEE TechEthics website will serve as […]

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Proceedings of the IEEE URL: http://proceedingsoftheieee.ieee.org/ Launch date: 28 March 2017 Site purpose: Development of a contemporary look and feel and responsive website while maintaining the publication’s legacy of more than 100 years. Additional goals of the site include surfacing the prestige of the most highly-cited general interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science; […]

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The Digital and Creative Innovations team is working to provide you with more clear guidance on your brand inquiries, and additional “self-service” solutions. We have updated our Brand Identity Toolkit to better assist you with proper implementation of the IEEE Brand on all your communications. You can find guidelines, tools, and resources for creating and […]

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The IEEE Web Management Newsletter provides an outreach and communication tool for IEEE website management associates. Articles feature topics of interest across the IEEE digital presence, with a goal of improving the user experience and management of IEEE website of all types. You have received this newsletter because you have been identified as a key […]

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