Understanding Every Element and How It Fits Together
A design audit helped us better understand the scope of the existing site, which in turn helped us make better decisions.
When Lurie Children’s came to us to help them implement their existing design onto a new Episerver install, our first steps were to dive deep and understand the level of complexity within their current design. We called it a “design audit,” but in reality it was a CMS comparability audit — how much can we re-use within the current site, and how much would we need to adjust and update?
This "design audit" was done with a mind toward understanding the different elements we would need to integrate into the Episerver content model, but it also allowed us a way to facilitate consolidation of one-off design elements and provide a level of consistency across the site. It has become a crucial part of our standard project handoff, especially when We’re implementing design from a partner or client.
- A high-level overview of how design was handled across the existing site in order to find common elements for future design.
- A roadmap of potential design updates.
- Consolidation of close-but-not-the-same design elements for a better editorial experience.