Capita Travel and events, are a travel, meetings and events management company who help organisations make smarter buying decisions so they can drive down their costs without compromising value to their employees. We were commissioned to develop them a new responsive corporate website, improving the user experience and content manageability for their in house team using the EPiServer CMS.
The project began with a Workshop with a wide set of stakeholders to record ideas and business objectives, identify key user groups and agree the creative direction.
Site Structure and Wireframing
I then worked on generating, iterating and finalising the site structure and wireframes, prioritising important tasks and user goals. Regular conference calls were set up to communicate progress to the client and allow them to feedback.
Concept and key page designs
Following on from the approval of the wireframes, I produced homepage concept designs exploring several different interpretations of the creative brief. This involved experimentation with rich media, imagery, iconography and angular shapes. The client wished to progress with an interface that moved away from their previous ‘box like’ feel and towards a more progressive, angular style.
I finally settled on a flat UI that used the right balance of angular elements so as not to interfere with the content and user experience. An InVision prototype was used to demonstrate the other key page designs and check stakeholders were happy with the design and UX.
We used GatherContent as a tool to collect content from the client, this allowed us to define what content we required for each page, set word limits and easily manage and extract assets and copy from one place.
QA & Testing
Working closely with the development team, my final job was to make sure the released builds effectively met UX, design and functionality deliverables. A ticketing system was used to highlight areas that didn’t match the key page designs and functional specification document, and to provide suggestions of how the highlighted issues could be rectified.
Work completed at Appius