Increasing usability and accessibility to promote carbon abatement schemes.

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Clean Energy Regulator


Content Design
User Research
UX Design
Digital Prototyping and Usability Testing
Service Design



Prioritising content to optimise experience

The Clean Energy Regulator engaged Pragma to develop a strategy for the redevelopment of the website. They required assistance identifying the highest priority user needs, mapping user journeys through the site, designing the content and visual experience of the site, and testing the site with real users. 

Pragma conducted thorough user research to fully understand CER users and what their top tasks are on the CER website. We then used those findings to identify the top priority user needs and journeys and developed those to an Alpha stage prototype for testing with users. 

We designed the content required to meet the needs of the users as they journeyed through the site, and worked in a multi-disciplinary team to move from user story mapping, to content design, to UX wireframes, and into high-fidelity visual prototypes. Our content designers, UX designers and user researchers worked closely to ensure all designs meet identified user needs and alleviated users’ frustrations and pain points in the current website. 

We then rapidly iterated on low-fidelity prototypes (content and wireframes) to develop highly visual mockups that were then developed into interactive prototypes. We recruited users in consultation with CER and conducted task-based usability testing, where we identified whether the prototypes enabled users to meet real needs. We then iterated on these digital services until users had 100% success rate in using the services, meeting their needs with little to no friction. 

Mobile prototype

Designing better interaction

As a result of the user research that Pragma conducted, CER could identify the highest priority user needs that the CER website absolutely had to meet. Through the approach of developing user journeys – or slices of the site, rather than the whole site – our multi-disciplinary team could learn from users and act on these learnings rapidly, leading to less friction and higher quality design work in subsequent journeys. 

Designing and developing user journeys also enabled the design team to incorporate best practice in service design, such as providing interactive tools that allow a user to understand and act on complex information quickly – rather than the large volumes of text that users were required to comprehend on the existing website. 

Due to the iterative process where products are tested and then improved on, the design team was able to ensure maximum usability and user satisfaction with the service by the completion of the project. 

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