The DCC launched its redeveloped website this afternoon.
Council Communications and Marketing Manager Graham McKerracher says extensive work went into the redevelopment which resulted in changes to improve navigation, search function, accessibility and look and feel.
“The purpose is to give customers a better experience and make the website easier to use. Changes have been made to site navigation, online services are easier to find and improvements have been made to the search engine. You’ll notice changes to menus and the look of the homepage and online services are easier to find.
“To help meet user needs, research and user testing was done with members of the public. The website is an important communications tool for the DCC, last year it had 655,804 visitors.”
Mr McKerracher says the last extensive redevelopment of the website was 10 years ago, with minor changes being made around six years ago.
“A lot of work has gone in to this project, with teams across the organisation making important contributions to the content and feedback on the design. Redevelopment has been underway for the past 18 months resulting in changes to improve navigation, search function, accessibility and look and feel.”
The total web redevelopment cost was $85,000 spent over two financial years and the estimated life span for the new site is 6-10 years depending on technology advances.
Local Dunedin company The Bold designed the new website, Christchurch company UX Research created the Information Architecture and the web platform vendor is Squiz Matrix, an Australian based company with its New Zealand head office in Wellington.
Contact detailsContact DCC on 03 477 4000.
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