The work of the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State (OSS) affects Minnesotans in all 87 counties of the state. One of the office's main responsibilities is overseeing statewide elections and operating the statewide voter registration system. They work hard every day to ensure Minnesota’s election system is fair, open, impartial, and secure.



The Need

OSS wanted to create a Minnesota Votes microsite. They needed responsive design templates to implement the content of their existing tools into these new templates. The goal was to ensure site visitors could view the tools in the best, most readable and user-friendly format on various devices (desktop/laptop, tablet or smartphone).



The Solution

The focus of this project centered around design and prototyping services. We held working meetings with OSS IT staff to understand how web applications operate, and how they were designed and built. We collaborated with the OSS communications team on themes and branding. We worked closely with the OSS IT team for implementation and technology details. The new templates provided a cohesive branding and look & feel across all pages. We designed, developed, and delivered icons for use on new templates that illustrated the content and functions of the website.


Responsive Design

The redesign required an updated, modern look and feel that was responsive to mobile use. The site was designed for all major mobile browsers and devices (iOS and Android). It was compatible with all major desktop/laptop browsers (Chrome 70+, Safari 12+ for Windows, Firefox 64+, IE 11+, Microsoft Edge).



Services Provided

Strategy Consulting
Information Architecture Design
Wireframe & Prototype
Responsive Web Design
Web Development
Testing & QA
Accessibility Compliance
Project Management



Technologies Used

Umbraco CMS
Visual Studio