Facility Planning Website
Mercedes-Benz has provided their dealerships in the past with a detailed facility planning and design manual in the form of multiple word documents converted to PDFs. Being a world leader in luxury and quality, Mercedes-Benz felt it was time to showcase these attributes in a website that provides the facility materials in a more intelligent and useful manner.
While following brand guidelines, we created a site that caters not only to dealerships but to their architects and designers as well. The home page helps to direct the various users to the information they seek through feature banners, quick links and fast access to common sections. The facility planning and design manual page has been laid out as an interactive table of contents where the user can find and read the sections online or download the information at any level as a PDF. Most of the content in the manual is overly detailed to aide architects and contractors so we created a quick reference page that extracts the specifics and group them into easily searchable carousels.
My Involvement: Creative Direction, UX/UI Design and Visual Design
Animated sliding banner to showcase important topics.
Section Quick Links
Provided iconic links up front to make navigating to the three most visited sections much faster.
Other Brands & Programs
Direct access to areas of the manual that cover how to display brands and programs in the dealership.
AJAX driven, lazy loading gallery that accommodates images and video to show examples of dealerships.
Intuitive content layout organized by the order in which the process of building a dealership takes place.
These buttons allow users to download the entire manual or specific sections.
Read Online or Offline
Read online in sub-section pages with next/previous navigation that easily flows through the manual or offline in a hyper-linked PDF.
Quick Reference Page
Main Content Filter
Ability to filter all contents on this page to a specific area or room in a dealership.
Design Option Carousels
Users can explore all the recommended colors, finishes and lighting available for the dealerships with carousel specific searches and filters. Clicking on an item reveals details and where it can be applied.
Saved Design Options Panel
Save design options by selecting them in the carousels which are then added to the panel to be emailed as a list to themselves, site contractors or interior designers.
Access to the latest furniture inventory from the Mercedes-Benz approved suppliers.
Find exactly what forms are needed for each stage of the build.
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