project » teachinghistory.org redesign

This project began in November, 2009, with the goals of improving the user interface, providing places for new types of content, and structuring the mark-up to make it easier to add new types of content. Extensive collaboration with the content providers and the Drupal development team produced a consensus on information architecture, color palette, and treatment of content to make it more interactive, and visually appealing and engaging to repeat visitors.

In a recent study of about 300 end users, 98 percent reported that they found what they were looking for while visiting; 41 percent said they found more than they were looking for.

“Just last week, the NHEC site got an upgrade. It’ll take a bit of getting used to but I already like the change. The creators have worked to make the content easier to find and use…” — History Tech post, Great NHEC Site Gets Better

DELIVERABLES: Wireframing, information architecture, logo design, visual design, xhtml, css, jquery plugins.

See the site

Home page [before and after]

Home page beforeHome page after

Two landing pages close-ups

Teaching Materials landing pageRoundtable landing page

Interior page with table

Lesson Plan Review page

Initial home page wireframes

Early mockups

Selected Clients*

* indicates clients worked with as a freelance contractor

  • AARP *
  • American Bankers Association *
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society of Interior Designers *
  • British Council
  • Capital Children’s Museum
  • INPUT
  • Merrick-Towle *
  • Monster Government Solutions *
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • National Museum of American History
  • National Science Foundation
  • targusInfo *
  • The Borenstein Group *
  • Washington Post/Newsweek Interactive *
  • White House Office of Science & Technology Policy