NASA, Web Design. Web Design, NASA.
Speaking of Keith Cowing, evidently he mapped out all of NASA’s Human Spaceflight web properties to point out all the duplicated content and messy structure:
I sent this chart over to NASA. They agreed: its a mess. 5 months later. No change.
Ouch. It sounds like NASA needs either an internal web design and development team or an official partner. Someone like Happy Cog — a group of people much like NASA: very talented (some of the best in their field), highly driven, on the bleeding edge. I’m not saying Happy Cog is the only choice; my point is there are no shortage of great options for NASA out there.
In fact, it looks like open.NASA’s very own Sean Herron attended An Event Apart (put on by Happy Cog) last year. It would appear the people behind open.NASA are keen on web standards and good design. So there’s another option: NASA could bring on open.NASA’s team for the endeavor.