The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The Gallery is an exempt charity, and a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Its collection belongs to the public of the United Kingdom and entry to the main collection is free of charge. It is the fourth most visited art museum in the world, after the Musée du Louvre, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Open Plus, a website development company approached dotrun to design a responsive layout for a new membership area for the National Gallery. This area was to be content and news driven giving its members greater insight into the workings of the gallery and showcasing some of the works on display.
Working with Open Plus we created various mock-ups as to how the design functions,looks and feels. The design went through various iterations, reducing complexity and increasing usability through various rounds of feedback from the National Gallery.
Open Plus went on to develop the site and tie it into a pre-existing CRM system and a new content management system.