The Pepsi CMS platform comes with a set of templates that can be used to create pages with different types of content. The initial problem was not a design problem, but an information architecture problem. Counterspace worked with the PepsiBiz team to create a set of interactive wireframes that reorganized their content, updated their nomenclature and navigation. Counterspace then provided interface design layouts consistent with the Pepsi CMS branding and design grid, allowing the updates to be implemented using the existing framework through the CMS.
Over the years, counterspace has had the opportunity to work with some large companies. This experience has led us to have a unique understanding of the daily struggles of internal staff when they are working within the constraints of a CMS platform that was designed by an external design agency. It was this experience that we drew upon to assist in this project.