Each year the Blavatnik School of Government sends its new batch of students a pre-arrival guide to the School and Oxford. This guide was previously a simple pdf version of a pre-existing printed guide updated each year and including some web links.
When the School asked Holywell to update the guides for 2017-18 we suggested that the guides be redesigned and enhanced to work better on screens. The original guides were A4 portrait, so did not work well on most computer screens.
For the new e-guides we changed the orientation to landscape and increased the type size since we weren’t restricted by the number of pages. We also added a menu to the top of each page enabling users to navigate between sections and pages much more easily and thus find the information they’re looking for much quicker. Overall, user experience is much improved.
We were recomissioned this year to update the guides for the 2018-19 intake of students.