About Folwell

Folwell is an evolving design system made up of modular components that can be combined in numerous ways to make creative and consistent University websites.

Folwell is designed with your needs in mind. That means every unit on every campus at the University of Minnesota can use Folwell.

Folwell as a Foundation

Imagine building a house. You need to first build the foundation and the structural support; for example, the frame and the roof trusses. Also, you want all the same type of windows for consistency.

Folwell is the equivalent for your website. The site identity, navigation, and other components provide the foundational elements needed to start building your unit's website. Having foundational, common components available out of the box will reduce time and money spent on design and development.

Design Principles

All components are designed with the following principles in mind.