This projects is one that I will always be proud of. Working with local companies is always exciting. Working with my city's art museum was a dream come true.
We started by conducted a large discovery phase including a day long workshop with all of the museum department heads, a humbling tasking working with such smart and creative people, but an wonderful opportunity to have access to everyone who has a stake not only in the website but the museum as a whole. We discussed all of the varied needs and goals of the museum and in the end were able to arrive at a set of very actionable goals for the site.
The wireframe shown here was used as part of a clickable prototype used for user testing before finalizing our design. Below are shots of the final site which you can view here.
The identification of these 3 focused experiences on the site VISIT, LEARN, CONNECT was the key that unlocked the path to a site with endless amounts of content fitting into a simple, logical architecture, which then allowed for a streamline design that features imagery and answers the questions of each type of user.
Corey wrote a nice case study here: