The UWI Seismic Research Centre

Overhauled the online hub of a world-class research base from the ground up
2021

Industry

Scientific Research

Location

Regional

Deliverables

Website
Technology Consulting

The UWI’s Seismic Research Centre (SRC) is the Eastern Caribbean’s hub for seismic hazard monitoring, awareness and research. The importance of its work to national organisations and citizens cannot be overstated, especially in the case of emergencies.

The Centre played a crucial role in the management of the research and relief efforts during the 2020/2021 La Soufrière volcanic eruption in St. Vincent, and their worked served as a reminder that crisis communication can be a matter of life-or-death. In those situations, a robust and accessible digital footprint is not just a nice to have, but a necessity.

We were therefore honoured to recast their workhorse of a website with both a fresh, user-friendly interface and high-performance infrastructure that are now able to support the ongoing work of the Centre and help safeguard the lives of our people.

How we did it

1 - Data Analysis

Collate and examine the data to understand our users

2 - Content Auditing

Catalogue and tweak the content for effectiveness

3 - Site Mapping

Add structure, hierarchy and flow to the information

4 - Wireframing

Define and plan the information priorities

5 - Interaction Design

Make the website workable, usable and memorable

6 - Interface Design

Create a consistent, cohesive and user-friendly look and feel

7 - Development

Produce a working model of the website for review

8 - Testing & Launch

Transfer prototype files to The UWI CIO's Web Team

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The interface redesign for the new SRC website is based on three main pillars:

Clarity

The site needed a simple, clear content presentation to afford as wide a range of users as possible to use the site with equal competence.

Scale

We wanted the site to feel expansive, especially given the scale and impact of seismic events as well at the breadth of the SRC’s work.

Vibrance

Reinforcement of the vibrance of the colour palette present in the Centre’s updated logo.

One of the major assistive highlights of the new website is an interactive map that is used to view activity across the region.

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Eurocilla Joseph
Director