Clarity Partners’ web team has been recognized by the Web Marketing Association in this year’s MobileWebAwards for our work on behalf of the The University of Chicago Gagliardi Group, a research group with graduate and postdoctoral research fellows engaged in molecular chemistry and engineering.

As a semi-independent research group within the greater University of Chicago and its Department of Chemistry, it conducts research in the global scientific community and engages with other non-academic sectors, funding agencies, and recruits prospective graduate students and research fellows from the top universities all over the world. As a result, the Group has a public-facing aspect, in which its website plays a critical for its broader community engagement, promotion and branding.

The Group chose Clarity to overhaul its website, including user interface and user experience. New layout, navigation, and images were part of this project in order to convey an appealing visual representation of the Group to the wider public.

This was a major design and branding effort that also included logo development, a new set of icons, and consistent branding along with resultant brand guidelines. The newly designed site also has some additional dynamic visual elements and an updated, responsive mobile design. Additional functionality added to the site also included a simple (password protected) document store accessible for all members of the Group and an events calendar plug-in.

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For 14 years, the Web Marketing Association has helped the online marketing community raise the bar for web development, using expert judges to review seven equally-weighted criteria to reward those who surpass the standard of excellence in this field.

About Clarity Partners

Clarity Partners is a Chicago-based, full-service management and information technology consulting firm that specializes in delivering comprehensive solutions to complex public sector and non-profit challenges. We provide management consulting, enterprise performance management, application development, website design and development, cloud solutions, project management, and IT staffing services to a diverse mix of businesses across the full spectrum of industries.