Hel.fi 2013

Redesign of the Hel.fi portal for the city of Helsinki

Provided interaction and web-technology consultation to the team, and coded up the initial static prototype. Focussing on large images and a livelier tone of text, the redesign provided a fresh and logically-structured introduction to the city and its services. Extensive information-planning was done to ensure that users don’t feel ‘lost’ or ‘confused’ and are always able to retrace their steps. The sidebar serves to be a changing list of secondary navigation contextual to the page being viewed.

The redesign included the development of a custom 15-column grid system, custom icons and font-embedding. The grid was later also made to be responsive.

The work was carried out in collaboration with the Graphic Design department at Aalto University.