Simplifying Access to Cutting-edge Research
The Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries website provides students and researchers with access to world-leading materials from some of the most renowned researchers. The Libraries website provides access to digital and physical resources, from books and articles to scientific journals and more than 800 research databases. Organizing this volume of content called for a focus on usability and functionality. Our goal with this redesign was to help website visitors access relevant content in a timely manner and create a seamless user experience, so we enhanced the search functionality and removed distractions to create a clean, crisp design.
Close collaboration between the JHU Sheridan team and SAI Digital throughout the project was a primary driver of the website's success. Through an agile workflow, our teams were able to work iteratively along the way, sharing feedback, making continual edits and communicating throughout every step of the process. The Sheridan team's feedback gave us insight into their needs, and we handed off a customized style guide at the end of the project to equip the team for the site's ongoing management.