IU’s physical campuses are thoughtfully built, and its digital campus should be too. Rivet provides the foundations for creating intentional, beautiful, and inclusive experiences. In other words, Rivet helps you support users, solve problems, and tell stories.
Software will remain a core focus of Rivet, but version 2 broadens the scope to include sites, emails, digital signage, and other digital platforms.
With the brand at its core, Rivet 2 will offer the basic building blocks of IU’s visual language—the trident, marketing lockups, anniversary marks, and other design patterns that support the stories that IU tells.
On top of our brand fundamentals, we’ll build out pattern libraries, layout templates, and a set of guidelines that will help all of IU build usable, accessible sites that are true to IU’s voice, as well as its values.
For the last two years, Rivet has been a collaborative effort between development teams across UITS and IT at IU. We’ve used their input to create a system that addresses user needs, fits into existing development processes, and gives a flexible foundation for building on the web. For Rivet 2, we need the help of the broader IU community
We want your input to guide Rivet 2’s development. We’ll use a Request for Comment (RFC) process to gather your feedback about design patterns, features, and guides as we’re developing them. We’ll present proposals and ask for feedback from staff, faculty, and students—anyone is welcome to contribute.