Alberta Innovates Health Solutions’ website was dated and disorganized. The site had “ballooned” over the years into an unmanageable collection of pages and documents that no longer served the organization or its users.
nForm worked with Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions to research, plan, design and develop their new website. This project was part of AIHS’s ongoing effort to simplify and consolidate information for interested stakeholders and those who seek health research funding through a mobile-friendly responsive website. nForm consultants completed a series of usability tests and interviews with external stakeholders, as well as two workshops with diverse groups of internal staff. The information architecture was developed based on the organization’s value proposition, not organizational structure, which will allow the site to evolve as the organizational goals progress to re0ect new directions.
A content strategy was developed to ensure that existing and new content was structured and formatted consistently and with clear purpose. To ensure ease of maintenance, nForm developed a WordPress-based site with custom post types and content tags, as well as customized user permission management. With a strong metadata model, content is syndicated throughout the site, search filters allow grant data to be presented dynamically, and the website has become a platform on which the organization can continue to evolve. nForm provided several training sessions for site administrators and content authors. The new website was launched in April 2014.