Monaghan Institute

2017 / 18

About Monaghan

Monaghan is an Institute that was founded in 1992. Monaghan Institute is a newly built further education college in Monaghan Town with over 40 PLC courses for school leavers and mature students. All courses are state funded. The Institute offers a wide range of further education and training (FET) courses. Each course is specifically designed for employment – the balance between theoretical and practical study is decided with the job-market firmly in mind.


The Challenge

CDG was challenged to redesign the Monaghan Institute website for the students, staff and admin alike. The previous build of the website was clunky and outdated. They needed a brand new site showcasing a leading educational institute.  CDG worked with Monaghan Institute to ensure both staff and students could find what they were looking for quickly and with ease.


Our Solution

CDG studied the Institute and its services in order to deliver the best experience possible and find the best options. Our goal was to give a distinctive, interactive and slick website that focuses on its users. Using the CDG analysis of the previous website, we started developing wireframes and prototypes that helped create a better layout for the final result.

In the end, CDG designed an agile, user friendly and responsive website based on user research. Each section is clearly defined, and the user-journey has been mapped and refined extensively, resulting in a user-friendly and beautiful website that positions MI head and shoulders above their competition.

CDG looked closely at common user flows to ensure a user experience that was as seamless and efficient as possible, created with a modern, elegant and simple interface. As a result, the traffic is up 300% in less than 4 weeks.

CDG was awarded the Best in Universal Design Award for the Monaghan Institute website at the IIA Net Visionary Awards in 2017.


Services Provided

  • Web Design & Development
  • Online Strategy
  • Photography Sourcing
  • Bespoke CMS
  • Content Upgrade
  • Training for all Staff
  • Digital & Social Media Marketing