Featured Case Studies
Our featured case studies represent recent works as we continue to create game-changing digital experiences that will take your project from average to extraordinary.

MN Department of Agriculture

Enhancing quality of life in Minnesota
MN Department of Agriculture

Flex Monitoring Organization

Evaluating medicare impacts
Flex Monitoring Organization

MN Department of Health

Improving the lives of Minnesotan's with arthritis
MN Department of Health

MN Board of Water & Soil Resources

Protecting Minnesota's water & soil resources
MN Board of Water & Soil Resources

University of Minnesota College of Design

Design for good, justice, & the future
University of Minnesota College of Design

MN Public Utilities Commission

Providing safe, reliable, & affordable energy for Minnesota
MN Public Utilities Commission

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Conserving the nations soil, water, & air
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

MN Office of the State Auditor

Ensuring accountability for all local governments
MN Office of the State Auditor

StaySafeMN

Keeping Minnesota safe
StaySafeMN

MN Office of the Secretary of State

Expanding civic engagement
MN Office of the Secretary of State

[Case Study]

Protecting
Minnesota's
Water & Soil
Resources

The Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR) is the state's soil and water conservation agency, and it administers programs that prevent sediment and nutrients from entering Minnesota's lakes, rivers, and streams; enhance fish and wildlife habitat; and protect wetlands.

[The Story]

The Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources

BWSR improves and protects Minnesota's water & soil resources and implements State of Minnesota soil and water conservation programs and wetland policies through a statewide partnership.

BWSR-NoBackground

THE 

 NEED

BWSR’s website is a portal to communicate important information to local organizations, private landowners, employees, and the general public. Internal and external feedback received from customers and stakeholders provided the business justification to support a complete redesign of the existing BWSR website.

THE 

 SOLUTION

As demand increased for completely seamless website experiences, we reevaluated their web strategies in order to meet these expectations. The overarching strategy was to guide visitors to their desired destinations with clearly defined and consistent navigation across the site. Users needed a visitor-centric, rather than organization-driven, information architecture and navigation. Throughout the project, we worked closely with various internal stakeholders comprised of executive, technical, and division work group teams. We wanted the website to be a model of accessible and user-centric design. The design is responsive to adapt to all devices and screen sizes. We used a modular, component-based approach to design to allow for greater customization.

[The Highlights]

Conservation Tracking System

All BWSR grants are tracked through eLINK, BWSR's conservation tracking system. BWSR uses eLINK to distribute grant agreements, capture applications and funding requests, and to track grant progress from initial grant award through final closeout.

[The Highlights]

PTMApp Integration

Prioritize, Target, and Measure Application (PTMApp) is a vision for a state-wide desktop and web application used by practitioners as technical bridge between the strategies in a local water plan and the implementable on-the-ground Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Conservation Practices (CPs). PTMApp consists of an Arc GIS Toolbar application, which is the actual water quality model. PTMApp also includes a web application where you can view standard products developed from the model.

[The Highlights]

Online Learning

Not all training takes place in a classroom. We put together a searchable library of recorded modules, webinars, videos and other resources to help staff and partners find professional development information on a variety of topics. Learning modules are searchable by keyword, subject, skill, and/or format.

SERVICES

PROVIDED

OPEN/CLOSED CARD SORT 

STRATEGY CONSULTING 

USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCH 

INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE DESIGN 

CONTENT AUDIT 

WIREFRAME & PROTOTYPE 

RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN 

WEB DEVELOPMENT 

CONTENT MIGRATION 

TESTING & QA 

ANALYTICS & OPTIMIZATION 

WEBSITE SUPPORT 

ACCESSIBILITY COMPLIANCE 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT 

TECHNOLOGIES

USED

DRUPAL CMS

BOOTSTRAP 

HTML/CSS/JS 

SOLR SEARCH 

ACQUIA ENTERPRISE 

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