Our Work Elevating Small Businesses Through a Diverse Supplier Development Program

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Elevating Small Businesses Through a Diverse Supplier Development Program

The Office of Procurement Diversity (OPD), which manages Supplier Diversity at the University of Illinois System, launched their Diverse Supplier Development Program to . The OPD team contacted EX3 Labs to help them design and create a simple, user-friendly web experience to attract applicants.

Company University of Illinois
Industry Education
Size N/A
Headquarters Urbana-Champaign, IL

Creating the User Interface Design

EX3 Labs quickly began with a Design Jam, a collaborative brainstorming activity geared towards generating solutions in a fun and creative environment. The Design Jam produced three different wireframe sets in order to test with users to understand which design they gravitated towards. EX3 Labs conducted user testing and provided stakeholders with the information they needed to determine the final design.

This is the type of project we love. Being able to support such an important initiative and deliver the site so quickly (we went from website concept to developed site within 2 weeks) is the type of meaningful challenge we enjoy." Sophie Todd, Delivery Lead, EX3 Labs

Developing the Website

Next, EX3 Labs User Interface Designers finalized the visual treatment using the university’s design system in order to adhere to color schemes, photography usage, and typography. The final phase was developing the site with code, and quality assurance testing for both desktop and mobile devices. The end result was a beautifully designed, responsive website that the OPD team was proud to promote.