Smurfitschool.ie is aimed mainly at future students, so we developped a full team dynamic to create a user-friendly, engaging and convincing experience. It offers a clear content architecture and navigationas well as integration with online recruitment system.
I was the main web manager and responsible for the day to day maintenance and update of the website as well as planning and implemenation of the projects.
Over 4 years, the website completed 2 majors redesign were functional specification and content requirements changed in scope and timing. I have to thank the great people at IQ Content for their work, help and guidance.
This was a wholesome experience were I developped my thirst for more UX design.
Quinnschool.ie is the undergraduate sister school to smurfitschool.ie. The site needed to take a similar yet different approach to its target audience. Emphasise has been put on a more vibrant, youthful visual design. The website has been redesigned alongside smurfitschool.ie and integrated interactive maps, video, student testimonials etc. The challenge was to develop a strong brand identity while keeping the university branding.
I created also newsletters and graphics to support the marketing initiatives. I worked as part of a cross-functional team and responsible for design, development and support.
In 3 years, the website undertook two successive redesigns to make it appealing ang engaging.
The website had a wealth of content crippled by outdated content structure and navigation. Each redesign adopted the main university templates and I focused on getting the information architecture right. Bringing the content to the users. This project emphasized on clarity of information, navigation and it also needed to change the perception of the school.
For the 2nd redesign in 2009, I was part of a project team responsible for development, implementation. I pushed towards uses of UX method to organise content (Personas, Card sorting, wireframes and prototypes).
The business alumni website was part of the portfolio of website under the UCD College of Business and Law umbrella.
Connecting more than 31, 000 Alumni, the website provided regular news and events update, multimedia presentation. Over the course of 4 years, the site has been redesigned twice, always to match the users needs a little bit closer. I worked with the project team to implement information architecture, created many promotional visuals and targeted mails to support the marketing effort and overall maintained and updated the website.
Overtime, the site integrated more multimedia element to benefitthe target audience. Downloadable presentations, audio and video streaming of the events held for the Alumni not able to attend.
This website was a very challenging and motivational project on a tight deadline.
We set-up with Diane (Owner and founder) a very close project relationship to deliver an enticing and professional online “vitrine”. The visual design and layout needed to reflect the feeling of quality of the service and clarity of offers and price. Basically, the website was designed to suit the targeted customer: “elegant and refined”.
This was a new business so clarity of code was essential and SEO optimisations were fully integrated in the development phase.
The website frenchbeauty.ie has been re-designed (not by me) in 2009.
In 2005 I was contacted by Morgan through a mutual friend to help him raise is online profile.
The brief was simple: give the site a clean but slightly “edgy” feeling to reflect snowboard culture and attract potential sponsoring opportunities.
We opted for Flash to make the site vibrant, yet easy to navigate. Morgan being always on the move, I developed a back-end interface so he could upload news anywhere, anytime.
The website is currently on hold.