Case Studies

European Economic and Social Committee

The overall aim of the project was to analyse, design and implement the new website of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), one of the key European Institutions which sits between the European Parliament, the Commission and the Social Partners. Part of the project was to migrate the vast content from the old website to the new one.

The Eworx team undertook:

  • The adaptation of the Committee’s graphical charter to digital media (Website, Intranet and Member’s portal)
  • The application of the adapted graphical charter for the EESC website
  • The installation of the TOOLIP™ Web Content Management System for the EESC website
  • The entire redesign and re-structuring of the EESC website
  • The migration of the content from the old website to the new, involving heavy re-structuring, tagging and thematic classification
  • The implementation of a global search tool that will allow visitors to search the entire content of the website in various ways and to retrieve relevant results
  • Staff training and provision of documentation and supporting material associated with the administration and use of the TOOLIP CMS
  • The annual maintenance of the TOOLIP installation of the EESC website and the updating and maintenance of any supporting material that have been developed.

During the website design process, several prototypes have been evaluated to assess both the proposed Information Architecture and the usability and navigability of the designs. Low-fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes, in addition to wireframes, have been produced and tested within closed user groups, using the appropriate tools.

A lot of attention was placed in content re-structuring. The proposed Information Architecture's primary aim was to effectively promote and render more accessible the vast quantity of content of the website. This was achieved by heavy inter-linking and tagging so that users can retrieve all types of content that share a common theme or attribute. Additionally, new navigation paths were analysed and determined until the new structure of the EESC website was finalized.

While building the website, the Eworx team deployed a number of Methodologies, including:

  • Task Analysis
  • Wireframes and Prototyping
  • Testing / Validation of Wireframes / Prototypes with EESC Stakeholders
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Agile Development

URL: http://www.eesc.europa.eu/

Services: Consultancy | Editorial & Publishing Services | Graphics Design | Portals & Websites | Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) | Usability Audits | User Surveys | Web Content Management (Product) | Web Design

Sectors: European Insitutions & Agencies