“Public welfare, Service and Dialogue” – Kungsbacka Municipality’s new digital environment
The need to develop a new website for Kungsbacka Municipality has grown during the past years. The old website didn’t meet the requirements of a modern website from either an inhabitant or organizational perspective. Maverick by Sigma got the challenge to come up with a solution. The solution was not only to create one site, instead an entire concept including all sites within the municipality.
It all started by working with the impact mapping; an extensive work involving both the inhabitants, and employees within the municipality. We identified the goal and target groups, and thereafter formed the basis of the work ahead.
Three words of value were chosen to focus on the design and development work; “public welfare, service and dialogue”. These words also agrees with the municipality’s development work for 2020.
The websites have been appreciated by the inhabitants and is currently functional as a user friendly tool. The possibility to add e-services and the feature to make comments, makes the website very popular. It even got nominated for high quality in the category Public Sector site (Offentlig sektor-sajt) in the 2014 edition of the Swedish Publishing Award (Svenska publishing-priset).
All websites within Kungsbacka Municipality have the same design guidelines. The idea was to create a familiar design, but still allow each website to be unique. The similarities makes it relatively easy to create and add new websites with the same concept; “public welfare, service and dialogue” with the citizens.
Maverick has developed the websites for Aranäsgymnasiet, Elof Lindälvs gymnasium, Beda Hallbergs gymnasium, Kompetenscentrum and Kulturskolan, and is looking forward to support and contribute with our knowledge to other websites within the municipality.
WHAT WE DID
Impact mapping, interaction design, graphic design, technical study, technical development of the website (programming), design manual for all web sites within the municipality, launch of the sites, training of editors, SEO training for the main editor, strategic advisory board, and UX-analysis.
Insipio (screen reader tool)
Disqus-integration (for comments)
Integration with SoundCloud for podcasting
Integration with Facebook
Nominated in the category of Public Sector-site in the 2014 edition of the Swedish Publishing Award.
See a presentation on the project.
Yrkeshögskolan i Kungsbacka
Kulturskolan i Kungsbacka