The Ministry of Economy is a Polish public institution, which constitutes the Economy Resort, The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and The Ministry of Regional Development.
The Ministry’s responsibilities include: forming the requirements of taking up and realisation of economical activities.
Our task was to redesign the previous version of the website. Apart from refreshing the graphic design, the new site fulfills the WCAG AA requirements, is mobile responsive and has intuitive navigation. Our project also had to increase amount of website visitors.
At the beginning of the design process we established the information architecture and chose the most important functional elements, which we planned to locate on the home page.
After the optimization process of the user’s path we started to work on the graphic design. We conformed to the given requirements concerning the colours and styles established by The Ministry of Economy Visual Identification Systems.
To increase the usability and attractiveness of the website we implemented numerous functional and interactive solutions, e.g. interactive news slider and grid system with links to the most important sections on the website.
The implementation was based on one of the most powerful Open Source CMS – Drupal. The website was designed accordingly to Responsive Web Design guidelines and it fulfills the WCAG AA requirements.
As a result of our work, we designed and implemented an innovative and user friendly website, which is convenient also for the visually impaired users.
The layout of the website and graphic elements that were used effectively highlight the importance and prestige of public institution, and at the same time they’re light and modern.
The innovative grid system arrangement makes the website more attractive and stimulates the users’ interest. The home page is designed as one, long page view, which is divided into logical sections (e.g. the news, popular topics, calendar and guides).
Thanks to the grid system it’s easier for the users to find the information they need, without making the effort to search it on subpages.
Timescale: January 2015 - March 2015