Ubisoft.com - Redesign of search across Ubisoft's many domains
Ubisoft is a French video game company. Popular titles include Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, and Just Dance. Ubisoft domains (News, Store, Support, Forums) and the many Game microsites all have different look and feel, nav bar, and search interfaces.
UX agency Catalyst Innovation Partners was hired to redesign the main homepage, as well as the global navigation and search unifying all the domains. I was part of the Catalyst team and I participated in all three efforts, including an extensive user research phase during which I moderated user test sessions.
My primary responsibility was the complete redesign of search, from stakeholder interviews and competitive analysis to ideation and design.
The Research phase of the Search project culminated with my presentation of the Search Requirements Dossier to the steering committee. The dossier provided a brief but comprehensive review of the information needed to make key decisions about requirements for the search project. In it, I summarized the findings of my foundational research and outlined my recommendations for the design phase, which were well-received and have been implemented.
Ubisoft search today follows the design and phased approach I recommended