Last month marked a few key milestones related to redesigning The new banner images were populated throughout the site, and the EERE home page experienced a "facelift." We also completed our template interviews and benchmarking analysis. (See the July 29th update for a refresher on the redesign.)

Part of our initial work involved meeting and talking with nearly 40 stakeholders about their ideas and suggestions for improving the Web site template. The results of those discussions are described in the interview summary report (PDF 441 KB). Download Adobe Reader.

Our process also included benchmarking about 20 federal, commercial, and non-profit Web sites. The results of that study are available in the benchmarking summary report (PDF 372 KB).

On Aug. 25, our redesign advisory team met to discuss the template interview findings. The group identified these priorities for the new template:

  • Examining improvements to top-level and global navigation
  • Improving users' access to Energy Savers consumer content
  • Providing a mobile-ready template
  • Exploring ways to increase the visibility of EERE's social media presence
  • Making it clear to users which collection of EERE Web files they're searching

During the next couple of months, we'll be drafting a new template wireframe. We're also drafting the new topic landing pages, which we'll review with the advisory team later this month.

As always, your suggestions and feedback are welcome. Please comment below or contact Chris Stewart.