DesignHammer to Redesign Two Intranet Sites for RTI International

DesignHammer Media Group has been chosen to redesign two Intranet web sites for RTI International. The StaffNet and NewsDesk sites are used by RTI’s nearly 2000 staff members both at its main campus in Research Triangle Park, NC and at its regional locations. RTI’s Intranet, provides online resources, news and a wide variety of administrative and employee services information.

“The aim of this redesign will be to give StaffNet and NewsDesk a design that is responsive to users and their needs, a common look and feel across all pages, clear and consistent navigation, as well as better search capabilities,” said Lisa Bachelder, StaffNet Webmaster.

In addition, part of the redesign will provide “a set of approved guidelines and procedures to manage growth and change; the current StaffNet site is a mix of old and new content with no consistent look, organization or navigation,” Bachelder added.

As for selecting DesignHammer, Bachelder said, “it was very much a case of being familiar with Frank’s [Yonnetti; Partner and Graphic Designer] other work for RTI and getting good recommendations from RTI staff who had worked with him.”

The new redesign assignment is DesignHammer’s sixth design project for RTI International. The designs are expected to debut in the summer of 2002.

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 2,000 people, RTI is active in health and medicine, environmental protection, technology commercialization, education, and decision support systems. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as the first scientific organization in and centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park. RTI International is a trade name of Research Triangle Institute.