EU Youth Hub | Desktop Redesign | UI Challenge

EU Youth Hub | Desktop Redesign | UI Challenge

EU Youth Hub | Desktop Redesign | UI Challenge

Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Executive Summary

In a two-day sprint, our stakeholder tasked us with revamping a minimalist desktop-based EU Think Tank website to enhance the user experience through improved information architecture.

The Brief

The Brief

The Brief

Over the next two days, our challenge was to redesign a product's user interface. UX research was not included in our scope for this project. We were tasked with reevaluating the current information architecture, exploring changes to content organization, and adjusting the navigation logic. Our specific objective would be provided by a real stakeholder.

The Client | EU Youth Hub

The Client | EU Youth Hub

The Client | EU Youth Hub

We were tasked with redesigning the EU Youth Hub, an independent voluntary organization of young Europeans supported by ELIAMEP. Their core objectives are to conduct EU-related research, promote deliberation, and improve the EU's democratic governance system.

Stakeholder Interview Summary

Stakeholder Interview Summary

Stakeholder Interview Summary

Savvas Papadopoulos, the coordinator of the EU Youth Hub, provided us with specific requirements.


The website was relatively new and lacked a concrete design, featuring only three existing pages (homepage, team page, news page). They needed us to design essential pages, including the homepage, team page, and templates for various content types like activities, news, podcasts, events, articles, videos, and policy papers, complete with video sliders. They also wanted to maintain the Raleway fonts and incorporate colors from the EU color palette. Due to the short two-day sprint, our primary focus was on desktop design.

UI Analysis

UI Analysis

UI Analysis

To pinpoint areas for improvement, we conducted a design critique involving fellow designers, resulting in some intriguing findings:

  1. Confusing hierarchy

  2. Insufficient 'breathing room'

  3. Overwhelming images

  4. Absence of filtering options

Competitors Analysis

Competitors Analysis

Competitors Analysis

We drew inspiration from three think tanks: GSBTB, Eythinktank, and Europarl. These competitors exhibited several shared characteristics:

  1. Clear hierarchy

  2. Effective filtering functionality

  3. A straightforward and simple layout

Design Analysis

Design Analysis

Design Analysis

We maintained the Raleway fonts and based our colour pallet on EU colours.

Redesign

Redesign

Redesign

Our design was based on the provided style tile. We prioritized minimalism to ensure a smooth user experience. As per the request, we developed a homepage, team page, and templates for various content categories, each featuring video sliders. Moreover, we crafted archive, contact, Terms & Conditions, and privacy pages, while also incorporating filtering options.

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