"Good design must be defined by appropriateness
to audience goals, and by its effectiveness"
We've included a few of the projects we've developed for our clients. These don't show the complete breadth of our capabilities, or the work we've completed, as some projects are for our clients' internal use and contain commercially sensitive data or functionality which we are unable to show here.My Local Services wanted to develop an online business database for companies to promote themselves and for consumers to easily find business information.
The biggest challenge was incorporating the database of over 1.5 million companies which needed to be instantly searchable by many visitors at the same time. We first presented a proof of concept so our client could see the database in action and the speed of the searches. This was followed up by the site-build and the online application forms and payment gateway.
Since the site was first published it has grown quickly and now includes approved listings from the Trading Standards Institute. In conjunction to displaying their listings on My Local Services, we also provide real-time data feeds for the Trading Standards Institute website and Citizens Advice
Luxury House Share required a small, brochure style website but with a database and administration back-end so they could simply tick which of their many rooms are available and only show those on the website.
Their Administration portal also allows the staff to modify the room descriptions and costs as well as highlight text for offers etc. On this occasion we didn't provide a full WYSIWYG HTML editor (similar to a cut-down version of a word processor on a web page where you can format text etc.) in order to keep the site administration simple, quick and effective.
We created applications for both Windows and Mac where the user could search for music using genres, keywords, tempo and musical styles. The application needed to mimic Audio Network's website and also be multi-language (including Japanese).
Each month, Audio Network update their database (using an app we created for them) and distribute it along with any new audio files to their clients.
Edinburgh Trusted Trader was commissioned by The City of Edinburgh Council to provide a list of Trading Standards approved businesses for the people of Edinburgh and the surrounding area. Each business is fully vetted by Edinburgh Trading Standards which includes police checks and a site visit.
A large part of the website is the Administration area where each application goes through a number of approval stages and the council employees can log-in and advance an application to the next stage. They can also add notes and modify an application with a full history log in case of a query at some point in the future.