RS Components celebrates ten years of DesignSpark with the introduction of new features for its website and a new design, to exhibit the usability and functionality demands of its 970,000+ community members. To mark its 10th anniversary, the company will be hosting several celebratory initiatives throughout the rest of 2020.
The new-look website, which offers localised versions for China, France, Germany, Japan, North America and the UK, has been produced with the help of user feedback to produce a cleaner, simpler interface for finding and using content. Enhanced search and filtering tools and colour-coded sections will also ease navigation and improve the user’s experience onsite.
The solution is also an educational platform, hosting projects and competitions to encourage the younger generation to get involved in STEM activities. Several competitions will be launched over the year on the new website, and across the social media channels, as part of the ten-year celebrations, offering prize-induced interactive design challenges for engineers of all ages.
Mike Bray, Group VP of Innovation and DesignSpark, commented: “When we launched DesignSpark back in 2010, it was to support design engineers at every level, from student and hobbyist to professional engineers, who were facing the challenges of reduced design teams and the need to complete their designs more quickly amid rising competition. Those foundations still hold true today, and through active and continual engagement with our community, and acting on feedback from our members, we have gone further to establish DesignSpark as a trusted online support destination for engineers everywhere.”