Government websites are breaking away from the dense and impenetrable text-laden internally-focused patterns of old and embracing user-centred design. Even so, they can face big challenges when it comes to communicating government content and agendas. How can they push large amounts of information in light, easy-to-digest ways?
This session will demonstrate how personas, information architecture and user interface design tackled these issues in the newly released government website www.livinggreener.gov.au. Find out how applying psychological principles contributed to an approach that treated people holistically, putting not only them but their individual life experience and situations at the centre of their online experience.
It will also show how a regular approach of lining up information into topical categories wasn’t enough; a ‘concierge’ guide-style model was conceived to cater for people of all levels of ‘green’ knowledge to move them on a journey through to action.