A responsive design meant that users could search for spaces regardless of context and device. For users accessing the site from a mobile device, the homepage becomes relevant to where they're located via geo-location. Google Maps was employed to provide context for users searching for a space, as well as making it easier for those uploading a space to pinpoint the exact location on a map by only entering the address.
We repurposed the existing database and added new features that focused on improving reporting and search history. This was to increase the organisation's understanding of their users behaviour which will be used to help inform future improvements and offerings for Creative Spaces. Because this bespoke solution was required and we needed to retain the existing database, we chose the Laravel PHP framework which enabled us complete flexibility in building the site, unlike an off the shelf Content Management System.
- Functionality Modelling
- Information Architecture (IA)