Victorian Public Sector Commission Making digital government
Content The write approach.
A major goal for this project was to refine and rework the VPSC's existing content, to make it easier to search, explore and use. The approach for user experience was to create a site that is simple and enjoyable to navigate, so we figured the content should be the same.
Every piece of copy that you read on the site ran through the process on the left, to ensure it is scannable, simple to digest and easily applied as a resource. Every – single – word. It was a big task, but hugely worth it: when content is king, every sentence needs the royal treatment.
Design A fresh new face
for the VPSC.
The VPSC went through a major rebrand in 2014. So, when it came time for us to design and build their new responsive website, it was clear: the new site had to reflect the new brand. Thanks to our design team and their considered approach to pixel placement, the site captures the VPSC's visual identity with a clean, coherent and easy to consume aesthetic.
As part of our broader relationship with the VPSC, we enhanced the way that government recruiting information is accessed in the Victorian Public Sector.
The existing approach seemed a little outdated – a physical deck of cards that could be used to build position descriptions and help interview candidates. While the card system seemed to be serviceable, we saw the opportunity to lend a hand – to help make the entire system more reliable, robust, easier to use, and much more efficient.
The VPSC now has an online tool that's accessible from any device. Combinations of cards can be saved and sent to colleagues, meaning collaboration, consultation and data capture is easier than ever before.
Check out the image below to see how it works.
Summary Hone, sweet hone:
a refined VPSC.
By working in close collaboration with our contacts at the VPSC, we improved the website by building on existing elements, refining assets, and revising overall site architecture.
Through considered changes to design, UX, content, functionality and general features, we were able to create a website that is better suited to deliver on the VPSC's objectives, and that improves outcomes for all of the various user groups.