Planning Portal plans major website & usability review PDF Print E-mail

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Date: May 29, 2009


"Planning Portal, the UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales, has appointed Sheffield-based web application development specialist TechnoPhobia, in partnership with user experience consultants cxpartners, to undertake a comprehensive user experience review and interface redesign of its flagship website.

The usability study and redesign will focus upon the information architecture and interface design of the site to ensure a straightforward user experience and provide the highest possible level of accessibility for each of its user groups.  cxpartners will conduct in-depth user research at each stage of the development, including continual involvement of people with disabilities.

The findings from the research will be instrumental in informing and validating the information architecture and design decisions.  TechnoPhobia will revitalise the site by applying a fresh new creative treatment. The commission was made after TechnoPhobia completed the successful interface design and front-end development of the E-consultation Hub; a key component of The Planning Portal.

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