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HousingStudies.org - Website Redesign

HousingStudies.org - Website Redesign
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Services
User research, interactive graphics, CMS
Client
DePaul Institute for Housing Studies
Launched
December 2018

A complete website and data portal redesign to update the interface, reorganize the research, and better showcase IHS’s services and work.

More about this project

The Institute for Housing Studies (IHS) is a research center based at DePaul University that provides analysis and data to inform affordable housing policy and practice.

In 2018, DataMade did a complete redesign of their website and data portal to update the interface, reorganize the content, and better showcase IHS’s services and work. The website is built for use on mobile, tablet and desktop devices.


DePaul Institute for Housing Studies


IHS staff have access to a full CMS for editing content on the website, which includes publishing research papers and blog posts and managing featured items on their home page and staff directories.

A major component of the IHS redesign is their Housing Market Indicators Data Portal. This data portal acts as a clearing house for indicators of housing market health in the Chicago region, including foreclosure auctions & filing activity, mortgage activity, and property sales activity.


DePaul Institute for Housing Studies
Visitors can filter and search by geography, indicator and property type and see the resulting data as a table, map or trendline.

DePaul Institute for Housing Studies
Additionally, each geography has a detail page with a description (imported from Wikipedia), as well as a detailed housing stock map and tables with supporting charts for all indicator data for that geography.