Initially called FRESCO (Faculty, Roles, Expertise, Syllabi, Courses, and Office Hours), this project began as an solution to the lack of a single place for faculty members to upload information about themselves, projects, office hours, and availability. This project was officially launched in August 2015 as “Faculty Profiles”.
The goal is to provide CSUN faculty members with a professional web presence using clean, simple, and aesthetic design. We also designed Faculty Profiles to enhance communication and collaboration among professors, instructors, and researchers.
It was at the beginning of this project that we conducted our very first Google Venture sprint, which is a week long session in which a team of seven or fewer members brainstorm an idea and ultimately create, complete, and test a prototype of that idea. Once the sprint had been completed and the concept validated, we moved forward with development of a more robust version.