New DMP website will be more intuitive and better meet user needs.
|Date:||Wednesday, 18 March 2015|
DMP’s new website will be launched in July.
The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) will launch its brand new website in July 2015.
Director General Richard Sellers said the department has spent three years researching and designing the new website.
“The department is determined to ensure the new website meets the needs and expectations of our stakeholders,” Mr Sellers said.
“The way people access information on line has changed in the six years since the current website was launched.
“The new website will be more intuitive and better reflect the way our stakeholders want to use the site.”
DMP General Manager Communications and Marketing Laura Lewis said the department’s current website was launched in 2009, when the State Government established the Department of Mines and Petroleum in its present form.
“Since 2009 we’ve been adding information to the website in an ad hoc fashion and the current site is essentially designed around the department’s organisational structure,” Mrs Lewis said.
“Our research indicates that this does not reflect how and why people come to the site and as a result many stakeholders find the current website very difficult to navigate.”
The department is asking users to complete a short online survey about the current DMP website that will be used as a benchmark to track user satisfaction trends once the new website is launched.
“This baseline survey will help the department gauge how well the new website is meeting our stakeholders’ expectations,” Mrs Lewis said.
Stakeholder briefings will also take place during May and June. Details will soon be available on the DMP website.