This is the start of regular(ish) series of posts which’ll talk about projects which are currently going through the Jojet furnaces…
Whilst the work is in progress I’ll keep the client anonymous and, therefore, any screenshots etc will have to be a bit oblique.
Employee Engagement Portal
First up is a micro-site for a large chain of hotels who have a strong employee engagement program. My role is to help translate the requirements into what is appropriate; in this case it’s turned out that a highly customised WordPress implementation is the best route forward.
The portal is only for UK* employees so various checks and measures are in place to ensure this restriction. And a further enhancement will allow the client to, en masse, pre-upload users via a spreadsheet system.
This project is due to go live in September 2012 and after go live we’ll be looking into how the base platform can be enhanced to allow for more complex and engaging tools to supplement the employee engagement principles.
I’ll post some more revealing images when the project is at a more appropriate stage.
Apart from the Jojet team, Russell Britton has been helping out with aspects of this project.
(*the company is worldwide)
Accountancy Website Redesign
This client is a very large accountancy firm based in South Wales. They are highly respected but their website is letting them down. I’ve been working with the client’s marketing department to work out how best we should go about re-designing the new website. What I don’t want to do is to simply pour all the old content into a nicer looking website; whilst that would tick some aesthetic boxes, it really wouldn’t address core, user issues. Therefore a qualitative & quantitive content audit of the existing website has taken place and we’re carefully picking through the content for the new website.
On this project I also used a fantastic service offered by Russell where he contacts key customers & asks them probing questions about how they perceive the client (& their brand) and why they bought from them in the first place etc. Obviously my goal here is to glean insights into the target audience so we can better orient the website to their needs. Whilst this audience research is not exhaustive it does produce some key data on which to base decisions - the client has found this research to be invaluable (as have I).
Here is a screenshot of some work in progress; the stock photography is acting as a place holder for new images which are being commissioned.
This responsively designed website is due to go live in September 2012.
So, a busy summer so far!