ETH website takes silver

The Best of Swiss Web Awards were bestowed last night in Zurich’s Kongresshaus for the 14th time. ETH Zurich won silver for its web relaunch.

Best of Swiss Web Award 2014
The ETH web relaunch is awarded silver at the Best of Swiss Web Awards for its user-friendly preparation of information. (Photo: BOSW)

Relaunched in autumn 2013, the new ETH website was honoured in the category “Usability” with one of four silver medals. Ten of the 396 projects in total won gold, 28 took silver and 44 bronze.

In their verdict, the specialist jury honoured the ETH web relaunch for the large quantity of information on the websites being prepared in an easily usable manner. The ratio of information to multimedia and images is balanced, said the specialist jury. Design, user-friendliness and freedom of access were lauded: “What stands out as positive is the preparation of the search results, which can be filtered by categories directly, as well as the many areas of well-implemented accessibility,” was the jury’s verdict.

Silver only goes to “technically outstanding work” at the Best of Swiss Web Awards (BOSW). Projects awarded silver are given the title of: “Outstanding projects in all aspects, which are exemplary in their implementation in the relevant specialist area”. Since being relaunched, the ETH Zurich website has comprised a website for the public, one portal for employees and students each, as well as specialist sites for the research community.

The big winner of yesterday evening’s event, which attracted 750 guests and was hosted by TV presenter Marco Fritsche, was the e-banking service of the Swiss bank UBS: UBS e-banking won gold twice in the “Technology” and “Mobile Web” categories and was also voted “Master of Swiss Web 2014” thanks to the positive response in the audience. The complete overview of the prize winners is published on the BOSW homepage. The honorary prize went to Bea Knecht, founder of Zattoo, the online TV provider.

Enlarged view: ETH Web-Relaunch-Team
The project team of the ETH web relaunch (from left): Michael Aemisegger, Christian Schär, André Wydler, Cristian Tuduce, Antje Wollenschläger, Olivier Bron, Christine Khammash. (Photo: BOSW)

Best of Swiss Web Awards

The Best of Swiss Web Awards honour in eleven categories the most convincing web projects and campaigns of the year with gold, silver and bronze medals. They are viewed as the most significant award in the Swiss web and IT sector. Their aim is to promote transparency and quality standards in the Swiss web and ICT sector as well as offer attractive networking opportunities.

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