Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford

The Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford was set up in 2010 to inspire and support better government and public policy around the world. From its home in the awe inspiring, mirrored building in Oxford, it takes a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching current and future leaders.

A complete rebuild of the website
Relationship description

A new design inspired by the wonderful building and the school's values of openness and collaboration

University faculty, department or institute

Faculties, departments and institutes have diverse user groups and complex navigational needs.

Key functionality
Mobile responsive
Filterable research and people listings
A beautiful website for the world famous Blavatnik School of Government

At the heart of the Blavatnik’s mission are the values of openness, collaboration and transparency. The architectural genius of the building allows these values to be physically represented in every inch of the school for the students and staff to experience, and for the world to see.

This is an important place. As well as the Master of Public Policy programme, the school is home to many important research groups and projects.

Our brief was to undertake a complete rebuild of the website and to reflect the new size and scope of school. Our main challenge was to work out how best to display the large volume and scope of content to be included in the site. We set about designing a robust structure for each page to ensure that information was presented in a way that was beautiful, but easy for the user to navigate, digest and act upon.

The design of the site itself was naturally inspired by the building and the school’s values of openness and collaboration. As with all of the websites we build, we ensured that it was easy for the content owners at the Blavatnik to keep up to date and flexible enough to adapt to their future needs.

We were recently involved in a quick turnaround project with Blavatnik, the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker. We worked with them to structure their research data and then use interactive javascript technology to display this data as an interactive online tracker.

Check out the new BSG site here

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