Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational corporation technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment worldwide. Basically building the internet.
The Cisco website has hundreds of products, thousands of pages, and millions of daily visitors. But it was built on several different platforms and tons of content has been added over the years, which is why their old site-wide navigation had morphed into a cluster of links with a weak structural hierarchy.
This made the navigation experience complicated and frustrating.
Our challenge was to redesign the site with a clearer way to navigate that remains within the Cisco branding guidelines
Once we had our style direction down, we made our first UI interactive prototype
To better visualize interactions and identify usability issues we mocked an interactive prototype (using HTML/CS) for the team to explore and the developers to replicate.
We had a couple issues dealing with difficult text contrast and confusing tab styling, so we started exploring more options.