The Web Design Consultancy (WDC) is a core service within the Information Services Group provided by the InfoDev Team. The team is centrally funded to advise and assist individuals and units within the University with regard to Web design issues.
The purpose of the WDC is to provide a central point of guidance on Web Design within the University to help ensure that Oxford-affiliated web sites are attractive, usable, fit-for-purpose, and that they adhere to the rules concerning Oxford University Websites, in particular the University's Web accessibility standards.
2.2 The WDC offers advice on Web design best practice. The WDC can meet with clients to discuss their requirements, clarify the scope of a project and advise on strategies for meeting those requirements. The WDC also makes Web Design resources available on the WDC website: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/webdesign/resources.xml.
3.2 Clients are expected to meet any mutually agreed project deadlines regarding their role in the project (for example the supplying of content and provision of feedback). Failure to do so may result in delays for both their project and those of other clients of the WDC.
3.3 Clients are expected to be as clear as possible about the requirements of their project. Alterations to the scope and requirement of project once in progress can lead to significant disruption, resulting in increased design and development time and cost.
3.4 The WDC team will be able to provide an initial consultancy meeting (c. 1 hour) and a follow-up meeting (c. 30 minutes) free of charge. After that it reserves the right to charge for its time according to the InfoDev charging policy.