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Vector & Happy Cog. Together.

Today we’re announcing that Vector Media Group has acquired Happy Cog, weaving together two incredibly talented teams to further expand our offerings and reach. You’ll be hearing a lot more from us over the coming weeks and months about how we're combining forces, but in the meantime, we look forward to continuing to bring our passionate and imaginative ideas and solutions to life.

Vector & Happy Cog. Better together.

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McGraw-Hill Education

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McGraw-Hill Education understands the benefit of staying ahead of the learning curve. A cornerstone of their strategy is the “Connect” product, a digital teaching and learning environment that saves students and instructors time while improving performance. Happy Cog worked with McGraw-Hill’s Connect product team and product subscribers to define a fresh-faced, responsive, user-centered experience that clearly answers the question, “What is Connect?”


As the first link on the main navigation, it was most important to further explain McGraw Hill Connect and the value that comes from bringing students and teachers onto the same page.

The site’s navigation and structure confused users, and content did not speak effectively to primary audiences. Over-use of video, intended as an interactive element, actually reduced the effectiveness of the messaging. Video “hid” content and users couldn’t find the answers they needed.

Our redesign reflects a “show-don’t-tell” user experience. Relying on info-graphics and interactive elements, visuals reinforce the strengths of the product and provide users with key insights, further enhanced with customer testimonials.