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De Gruyter wins 2022 UX Award




De Gruyter wins Best Publisher UX Award 2022

OpenAthens announced De Gruyter as the winner
of their third annual Best Publisher User Experience (UX) Award 2022.

UX award 2022 winner

The panel of esteemed judges selected De Gruyter as this year’s winner for showcasing impressive results from its collaboration with technology partner 67 Bricks. De Gruyter demonstrated a user-centric approach and went to great lengths to improve their user journey and overall experience. 

The award puts the spotlight on publishers which strive to put users at the heart of their service design. The winner was revealed at the 2022 Access Lab event on Tuesday 22 March.

About De Gruyter

Founded in 1749, the scholarly publishing house aims to support scholars in their endeavour to give their best and to create new opportunities to promote knowledge. To reach this goal, De Gruyter is undergoing a complete digital transformation that has already changed the trajectory of the 270-year-old business.

In February 2021 they launched their new website, a digital research platform built in cooperation with 67 Bricks. Based on modern cloud technology, it provides fast, stable and secure access to over 110,000 scholarly books and 800,000 journal articles.

2022 award finalists

The two finalists De Gruyter and Cambridge University Press presented judges with tangible evidence of learner and researcher engagement with their product. They also demonstrated a strategic approach to user experience across the organization. Both organizations showed great knowledge and care for their UX and end-users.

Ultimately, judges decided to award De Gruyter with our UX award for their user-centric approach and philosophy. They delivered exceptional user experience and enabled users to access knowledge easily.



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