- Large content website
- Mobile responsive
- Digestible, multi-layer navigation that coverts to mobile
- Multiple user engagement
Covering an area of 368 square miles, Dartmoor is the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England. The Dartmoor National Park Authority is a special purpose local authority employing around 100 staff and is governed by 19 appointed Members.
The size of the diverse audiences that the DNP website aims to address made this project particularly challenging; wildlife and conservation, enhancement, enjoyment and understanding, safety within the landscape and cultural heritage.
It also needed to provide information for and about their three information centres, their communities, ranger service, tourism and events, information and education officers, archaeologists, ecologists, arboriculturalists, planning & enforcement officers and historic buildings specialists.
The brief for Pulse8 was to create a website that engaged with multiple users and their different requirements and to lose the Government feel without isolating the current audience.
In this project the delivery of content was absolutely key. This is an information site with multi-levels of navigation so we really had to consider that on both desktop and mobile platforms. With very few changes to the initial wireframes and visuals, we ended up with a government information website that looks smart, fresh and is fun to use. The feedback has been excellent. The result? Something clear, usable and intuitive.
We are proud of this work because it really demonstrates pulse8’s ability to overcome the complex nature of mass content, also converting the usability to a small screen and keep it digestible.