The Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings (MN OAH) found that its website was outdated in visual appeal and organization. The Office sought Nighthawk Marketing to redevelop a new, modern, and responsive website visual design based on new State of Minnesota branding. The Office desired user-focused visual web design with a sophisticated look and feel. In addition, the Office supported the need for the site to be responsive across all screen sizes such as for desktop, tablet and mobile.
The Nighthawk team delivered several visual concepts, and from which the Office chose a bold color-forward design style that incorporated styled font and iconography. The color palette strongly leveraged the State of Minnesota branding while creating a unique visual appearance and clear content organization.
We're flattered that the State of Minnesota adapted our layouts for themes that other agencies could in components across their recommended SDL Tridion CMS. You'll see our designs reflected in their SDL Tridion Showcase styles such as this Flex Layout Sample Page on the State of Minnesota official website.
Shortly following the website redesign, the Office tapped our team to migrate several of their backend databases from their Municipal Boundary Adjustments into one SQL database leveraging the new visual design and Drupal content management system.
Our technical architect documented the existing database process flows and mapped the new content into Drupal. The new site included the database field migration from three databases to one and included data cleansing, deduping, filtering, and aggregating. The result offered a robust filtering and searching interface.
We also developed new functionality such as the Boundary Adjustments by County interactive map that allows users to search via Google map integration.