Case Study: Contemporary DB Website for a Major Freight Line
As the rail infrastructure company of Deutsche Bahn AG, DB Netz AG is responsible for a network of around 33,300 kilometers of track, making it Europe's largest rail network operator. Through service and maintenance, the company's most important task is to ensure the basis for safe and reliable rail operations.
The Emmerich-Oberhausen track is an important line for European freight traffic. With both increasing freight and passenger traffic, it had reached its limits and extensive structural changes were necessary. Basilicom created a website that enables DB Netz AG to provide up-to-date communications support on the construction progress.
Customer Key Facts
Outdated page content and nested information architecture
Relaunch in agile "construction phases" using Atomic Design
Basilicom built the new website using the agile Scrum framework. Together with DB Netz AG, we first developed a requirements catalog, on the basis of which we used an Atomic Design approach to develop an initial layout and a concept for the new information architecture. Valuable insights from feedback on already developed increments flowed into a project backlog, which we enriched with user stories in the course of further development. Our use of the Atomic Design standard positively impacted a consistent look and feel as well as the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the website. And by implementing a Pimcore CMS, the website also offers the greatest possible flexibility in terms of the look, feel, and usability of the CMS templates and modules.