The Office of the Vice Dean for Research

Teachers College, Columbia University

The Office of the Vice Dean for Research (VDR) supports research by fostering interdisciplinary research collaborations across Columbia University and implementing a strategy for expanding Teachers College’s research infrastructure.

VDR was on a mission to revamp their digital presence, aiming for a website that was both more intuitive and engaging for their visitors. In close collaboration with Zainatain, VDR set forth on this digital transformation journey.


Together, we developed a streamlined site architecture, facilitating effortless access to information while seamlessly integrating the College’s refreshed brand identity. The website was enriched with new, valuable resources for visitors.

Zainatain’s comprehensive services included:

  • A thorough audit of the existing content and site architecture, complete with strategic recommendations to bolster the user experience.
  • Detailed wireframes for each page, providing a clear vision before development.
  • Mockup designs, breathing life into web pages with visual appeal.
  • The development of all website pages using the T4 CMS, ensuring a robust and scalable foundation.


Thanks to this partnership and dedicated effort, the outcomes for VDR were substantial—elevating the website’s look and functionality, with a focus on upholding the College’s strict brand standards and technology requirements.

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