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Challenge: The Liu Institute of Global Issues at the University of British Columbia has been very prolific ever since its inception, and the load of research and academic content generated by the website has been colossal. The institute needed a website that could effectively respond to such high traffic, with a database to efficiently store data input, while maintaining a navigable and user friendly interface. The main challenge was:
- How can the website present the large mass of data in such a way that it is not overwhelming and cluttered
- How can the contributors to the website login and publish their articles onto the website
Solution: An effective Information Architecture was key. We examined and categorized all of the information already present in the website into their respected categories and genres as well as their authors. By staying true to intelligent information architecture while considering usability, navigation and user experience, we designed a robust, user friendly and easily manageable website with many new features and innovative solutions to accommodate the high amount of content generated by the institute and provide various editing functions.
Result: The thoroughly redesigned and expanded website for the Liu Institute of Global Issues is now a one of a kind website that publishes stories and news from all across the world. The credibility that this intelligent design has created has granted the Liu institute website to be connected to government agencies in Ottawa to enjoy their pool of information and news, to serve its demanding audience.