Gates Foundation

UX Design leads the way in a successful partnership    

Previously the William H. Gates Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is an American private foundation founded by Bill & Melinda Gates, launched in 2000, and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world, holding $50.7 billion in assets.

The Project

Facilitating Improvements and Deployment

The Gates foundation came to us with the task of updating and deploying their Drug Development Process Map website, which was still in a test environment from the original development company.

Part of this tasking was to incorporate stakeholder feedback, make improvements, and deploy. One of the larger parts of this tasking was facilitation. For this particular project, North Studio would need to liaise with the Global Health Network and their contracting agencies to push the project through the finish line!

Our Work

Stakeholder Interviews

After a full review of the existing website, our UX team formulated interview questions in order to gather stakeholder feedback. Questions included clarifying the target audience, the website’s purpose, usability, visual design, content quality, and organization.

Our team held phone interviews with 6 key stakeholders and content experts. We also produced an online survey to record additional feedback from a larger group of stakeholders.

AFTER (a scrolling representation)

Next Steps

UX Design

Based on the survey and interview results, we outlined improvements to the user interface, navigation, and content. The UX team then created a new design that utilized consistent navigation, accessible resources, target audience-focused content, and a more usable and contemporary design across the website.

Learn more about our UX design process here

The Technology

Using a Full Stack approach on a Django/Python framework, in addition to advanced CSS, we were able to make an interactive user experience that provided both a modern display, while also allowing for all stakeholder concerns to be addressed.

The Outlook

With this project, North Studio and the Gates Foundation have set the stage for a blossoming working relationship. In the meantime, post-launch support for this project will be ongoing, with a possible Phase II on the horizon!


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