CYNET SYSTEMS INC.
Saint Paul, MN, United States
To develop a content strategy and a conceptual design plan for the client website that focuses on the user interface and meets the needs of all website visitors.
The plan will define the content structure, functionality, navigation, usability, branding and design necessary to best serve the public’s needs and uses for a new website.
Content Strategy Deliverable:
Document business and usability requirements needed for content strategy and design as identified by information gathering from MDH divisions and leadership.This will be delivered and approved before work on the content and design plans begins.
Provide a content strategy document that includes
Content hierarchies, which must include (at a minimum):
Global navigation menu.
Sub-navigation menus strategy.
A taxonomy that can be used throughout sub-sites (for instance, for titles, subheads and other standard content areas).
A detailed site or content map that shows proposed structure and content types and how they relate to one another.
Content style guide, which includes (at a minimum): recommended writing style, tone, voice and provide examples of page titles, subheads and other
content types that follow the writing and visual recommendations. This guide
should also take into account responsive design and social media interaction.
Recommended approach for presenting content in a user-centered point of
view instead of the organizational and topic structure of the current site.
Recommended approach for providing new or “breaking news” content as well
as reference, or historical, content that must remain available on the site.
Recommend an approach for promoting engagement with users through the
website itself and through MDH’s social media sites.
Recommended approach for collecting feedback and other data from users.
Recommended approach for integrating web applications.
Develop three different design concepts that include:
Concepts for the homepage, any major sublevel pages, typical content pages, a form, search results and a data search page (for example the flu shot clinic look up page).
Must include concepts for each level of site navigation.
Must follow Minnesota state branding guidelines.
Conduct usability tests on paper or through interactive prototyping on the chosen conceptual design with internal and external user groups to ensure that the design is usable and acceptable to the user base.
Include design mock ups with descriptions, or show using a prototype, the behaviors of the design elements, how each of the elements work together, would be accessible, and would respond to mobile devices.
Develop a design style guide or pattern library based on the design concept chosen, this should include:
Page title and header styles.
Content element styles such as: tables, lists, expand/collapse areas, etc. that might be used.
Show design changes needed as related to responsive design.
Provide Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for the styles provided in the style guide/pattern library.
Provide final design assets in a file format specified by MDH.
Technology recommendations :
Compile a list of recommended optional/modular features, e.g. calendaring and plug-ins (social media, etc.).
Provide consulting and professional services to adapt the content strategy and conceptual design plan deliverables for a prototype of the new website and CMS during the Execution Stage of the project.
Produce and maintain a project management plan with work plan, milestones and work breakdown structures, budget estimates and actuals.
Provide weekly reports on milestones, work plan progress, to-date costs, and exceptions.
Provide documented rights of ownership of all deliverables to the client.
Provide a weekly project plan report to project team via an agreed-upon method and regularly update the project plan and related documents and present these updates to the Project Manager for review and approval
Candidate must have a minimum of five years of experience, within the past 8 years providing audience research, usability and user interface design.
Candidate must have a minimum of three user experience projects successfully completed in the past two years with sites servicing multiple personas.
Candidate must have experience working on a minimum of two website projects with governmental or non-profit agencies whose sites have more than 5000 pages and multiple topic areas.
Candidate must have a minimum of five years’ experience creating site navigation, site maps, information architecture and content strategy.
Candidate must have a minimum of five years’ experience with responsive design.
Candidate must have a minimum of two years’ experience designing accessible content for websites.
Candidate must have a minimum of five years’ experience conducting usability tests.
Candidate must have a minimum of five years’ experience with graphic design and branding.
Experience with web security protocols for CMS.
CYNET SYSTEMS INC.
Website : http://www.cynetsystems.com/new/
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