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Case Study: A Forward-Thinking Website for NORPC

Challenge

The New Orleans Regional Planning Commission is a board of local officials and citizens who represent the New Orleans metropolitan area on matters of importance such as transportation, economic development, and the environment. They also function as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization.

When they approached us, their goal was to overhaul their digital presence by creating a new site that was informative, helpful, and organized. Our Design & Development team worked hand in hand with them to create a user experience that elevated their work and engaged the public.

Discoverability and Organization

The NORPC produces dozens of reports, studies, maps, and other important documents that must be in the public record. To help them accomplish this, our team integrated faceted search to create an easy to use resource library. Our team also ensured that updating the library was hassle-free while keeping the site lightweight through cloud-based object storage.

Art Direction & Motion Graphics

To better showcase the RPC’s work and projects, our team developed a design language that included illustrations and motion graphics. 

Compliance & Accessibility

Part of our goal of this redesign was to ensure that the site was accessible to all constituents of the region and conform to WCAG 2.0 AA standards. While it is a standard practice of all of our website development process to design with accessibility in mind, we went a step further for NORPC and integrated an easy-to-use tool that allows users to mix and match functions that meet their individual accessibility needs.

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