The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand, are highly respected for their prestige and honour. When it was time to update the website to be more future-friendly, responsive and with an improved design and user experience, they came to us.
We looked at how the site had been used to date and reviewed the user experience weaknesses. We streamlined the content presentation to make finding the required information easier. The improved look and feel gave a ‘branded’ presence to the site. This helped align it with the status the prize enjoys in the sciences. Perhaps more importantly, though, it helped create a sense of celebration about the prizes. It also provides a space where those stories could be found, and told proudly, for years to come.