Miller Systems and SNHU Win Communicator Award of Distinction

Recognized by International Academy of the Visual Arts for Redesign of

Boston, MA - April 30, 2012

Miller Systems, one of Boston’s premier boutique user experience and technology consulting firms, today was announced as a winner of the 2012 Communicator Awards by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Miller Systems and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) received a Communicator Award of Distinction for the redesign of SNHU’s primary website ( With thousands of entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.

“We are pleased to share this honor with SNHU, and to receive it from our peers in the interactive community,” said Seth Miller, Founder and CEO, Miller Systems. “This project was fun – but it was also a substantial challenge, requiring a great deal of effort from both Miller Systems and SNHU’s teams. The talented and hard-working individuals on both teams deserve this recognition for a job well done.”

The new SNHU web site recognized by this award represents a comprehensive re-organization, re-design, and re-development project, a highly collaborative effort between both organizations. Miller Systems led the overall project, defining strategic goals, developing new information architecture, personae, designing key user experience wireframes and specs, and finally, owning the technical development process. SNHU led the aesthetic and graphic design portion of the project. The result is a substantial improvement over the previous iteration of the site. A brand new, far more effective experience paradigm enables prospective students to self-identify with their life situation, quickly and easily propelling them to the educational offerings that are best for them.

Miller continued, “The site has been wildly successful since its launch; the results speak for themselves. It’s been really gratifying for both organizations.”

“The pool of entries we received for this year’s Communicator Awards serves as a true testament to the innovative ideas and capabilities of communications and marketing professionals around the world. Each year our entrants continue to amaze by reinventing the ways we communicate and market in an ever-changing industry” noted Linda Day, executive director of the IAVA. She added, “On behalf of the entire Academy, we congratulate this year’s Communicator Award Entrants and Winners for their passion and dedication. We are humbled to be given the opportunity to recognize such amazing work.”

About the Communicator Awards
The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 550+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

About Miller Systems

Miller Systems helps mid-market and enterprise organizations solve business problems with thoughtful user experience design and smart technology implementation. By focusing on human beings first and technology second, our award-winning team consistently delivers high quality solutions that get results - and help clients achieve their goals.

Miller Systems provides a balanced set of strategic, design, and technical implementation services that help clients ensure adoption, success, and ROI. Typical engagements include web experience design and development, managed IT services, Microsoft SharePoint strategy and implementation, behavior analytics, system integration, and hosting.

Since 1995, the firm has delivered successful solutions for hundreds of organizations including WGBH, Southern New Hampshire University, Iron Mountain, Debevoise and Plimpton, Ciena, State Street Bank, and the TJX Companies. For more information call 617-266-4200, or send email to


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