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Reflections and highlights: A look back at our 2023

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In this post, I want to share some special moments and projects from 2023 to not only celebrate our successes, but also highlight the people and stories behind our work.

Anniversary: we have been required for 10 years

The year 2023 marked the 10th anniversary of our agency. In February 2013, we made our company concept, which we launched in 2009, official – we founded required gmbh. Since then, we have grown slowly and sustainably and can look back on 10 interesting years with a great team, exciting projects and wonderful clients.

A caricature of the required team in 2013
required Team 2013
A photo of the required team 2023
required Team 2023

Our projects in 2023

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

MacBook and iPhone with the Frontpage of nzz.ch

New startpage concept for NZZ: We started the year with a special project for our UX design team. We were commissioned by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung to redesign the nzz.ch homepage. Working closely with the NZZ editorial team, we collected requirements, conceptualised ideas and implemented a mobile-first approach for the newsroom. A detailed case study on our portfolio can be found here.

Zürich Mobil

Orientation for residents of the city of Zurich: Every year, many people move to or within the city of Zurich. We have implemented zhmobil.ch in collaboration with the Zurich transport authority, which helps all new arrivals to familiarise themselves quickly and easily with their new residential area. Go to Case-Study

Screenshots of the website zhmobil.ch
Interface elements on the website vbzonline.ch

VBZ Online

A magazine that tells informative stories about everyday life in Zurich’s transport system and its players: VBZOnline.ch is dedicated to topics such as a sustainable lifestyle, urban living, mobility and much more. We had the honour of redesigning the entire magazine. More about the magazine

Ringier Advertising

New website with extensive advertising formats: Just in time for the new year, we have launched the new website for Ringier Advertising. In addition to classic functions and content, the website is primarily characterised by the many filter options for the extensive advertising formats and Ringier brands. Visitors can also save these to a watch list and download them as a complete package. Case Study

Customer dashboard for exciting reports on advertising media: After we had realised the public website for Ringier Advertising, the second half of the year was dedicated to the customer dashboard. A login area in which Ringier customers can view exciting reports and preview their booked advertising directly in the PDF editions. The case study will follow.

Screenshots of the website ringier-advertising.ch
Screenshot of autotechnik.ch, on a laptop and a smartphone


We have been able to count hostettler autotechnik ag among our customers for some time now; among other things, we have realised the websites for the workshop concepts autofit.ch, autopro.ch and egarage.ch. This year, the new main website autotechnik.ch was added, which impresses with a fresh, modern design and clearly structured presentation of the product range. autotechnik.ch

Phase 4: Berufswahlportal Kt. Zürich

The career choice portal, which we launched in summer 2019 together with the Zurich Office for Youth and Counselling, entered its fourth phase in 2023. This included a blog on career choice tips, a new game where the target group can find their favourite career fields step by step using pictures, as well as an updated digital interest test for career choice, which teachers can take with the young people in the career choice class.

More about the Portal

Screenshot of the career choice portal of the canton Zurich, on a laptop and a smartphone
Screenshot of the website of Pro Senectute canton Zurich, and a view of the block editor in WordPress

Pro Senectute

New editor for content creation: We have been looking after the Pro Senectute Canton Zurich website and providing support services for a few years now. This year, we took the step away from a proprietary page builder and implemented a modern WordPress block editor. In the process, many parts of the content were redesigned and the design underwent a minimal refresh. pszh.ch


We were also able to develop various new functions for Kaufleuten. For years, we have not only been looking after the website, where tickets can be purchased directly, but also their event management tool and have extensions such as the scanner app and an app for the screen projection that is shown during the interval of each event. More on our portfolio

Pro Helvetia

And at the end of the year, we were able to realise the new website of our long-standing client Pro Helvetia. We successfully launched prohelvetia.ch in close collaboration with Pro Helvetia’s communications team and the design agency reverse ag. See on prohelvetia.ch

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