NIRS is a national non-profit organization devoted to a nuclear-free, carbon-free world. They work internationally to create a sustainable energy future without nuclear power, and are affiliated with the World Information Service on Energy (WISE) International.
NIRS contracted us to redesign their very old, very large “website”. Over the years they had produced so much content that the term “website” was no longer applicable and the word repository was more accurate. They had become the world's leading source of publicly available information on the subject of Nuclear Energy.
Taking on the scope of this project was a daunting task to say the least. Our first step was curating the navigation to allow users to quickly obtain the information they’re looking for. It was very important to the client that the new site educate users with all of this information, not overwhelm them.
We accomplished this by providing the client with a sophisticated method of organizing, displaying, and linking to these resources so that users could quickly find what they need.
At the same time we freshed up the overall look and feel of the site with bright colors and original design elements to present a positive image. This bright look and feel was very important as it reflects the organization's positive attitude towards the future, and as a visual counterbalance to the depressing nature of the subject matter - pollution.