DoIT Academy

DoIT Academy finished website

Front-end design and development

Approached by back-end developer, Mick Chesterman, I was asked if I could create the front-end of this educational resources website. We were supported by Jisc SOSI,  to take the project from its initial conception, through to final completion. Throughout the design process we consulted with Duct Tape Uni and Community Arts North West to ensure that the final design was usable by its target audiences. In fact it was more of a co-design process in the end, due to everyone getting so excited about what the final result would be!

Research and Planning

The subject of the website being quite dry, we decided very early on that there had to be a contrast in the way it looked and worked. Everyone agreed that even though the main use of the site was for storage and retrieval of documents, the interface had to be visually enticing but also easy to use, and simple to navigate, making it easy to find the resources that you need, quickly. The site is aimed at not only tutors but students who want to go into more depth on any given subject and was designed to be ‘mobile first’.

This site was developed alongside the DoIT course at Community Arts North West and is now kindly hosted by FLOSS Manuals and can be seen here.