Design and Web team summary – 17 December 2021

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Happy Christmas and New Years everyone! I hope you are all ready for a well deserved break.

The Web and design team at Canonical run two-week iterations building and maintaining all of the Canonical websites and product web interfaces. Here are some of the highlights from our final iteration of the year.


The Web team develops and maintains most of Canonical’s sites like, and more.

Updating the main navigation

Working with user research we looked at our current navigation on We wanted to understand how effective our current menu is, and compared it against a new, potential information architecture. We used a tree jack – a research method that asks users where they would find a piece of information, and presents them with nested drop down menus that represent the current mega menu.

We can then analyse the results to see what route participants take – what do they find easily, and where they go wrong. This gives us some insight into what the participant is expecting to find where.

We also explored how Canonical’s portfolio of products could be presented to visitors to We’ve looked at producing a visual, interactive diagram that shows many of our products and how they can fit together to provide solutions to customers.

We’re also continuing to make improvements to our Ubuntu Certified Hardware pages, adding content to sell the benefits of using certified hardware and why


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