In the fall of 2013, the Office of the Registrar at UC Berkeley launched an overhaul of the catalog publishing system, replacing the old General Catalog with the Berkeley Bulletin. The Bulletin project is itself part of a larger set of changes being made to campus information systems, most notably the course management system. In addition to providing a much-needed update to the catalog website, this project presented the opportunity to redesign its search user interface. The Office of the Registrar engaged our team to undertake this slice of the catalog project.

This site represents the results of our design process. If you have questions or suggestions related to the project's status or implementation, contact Associate Registrar Johanna Metzgar at


Sandra Yuen Helsley and Lisa Jervis are graduate students at the UC Berkeley School of Information.