Re-Engineering Hackney Content BETA

Project details:

Organisation London Borough of Hackney
Department ICT
Collaboration Level Share Ideas
Budget Unknown
Key Contact Susan McFarland-Lyons
Phase start 01 April 2019
Phase Estimated end 10 May 2019

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This project is about re-engineering Hackney content so that, in the long run, we can deliver it to different platforms.


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14 September 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    The final [hopefully] iteration of the homepage and a trip to MOSCOW to get that backlog prioritised ready for The Great Switch Off on 30 September. Read in full on the HackIT blog.

30 August 2019

21 August 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    Thanks to those who came to our show and tell today. Here are the slides for your perusal, covering research and design of the homepage, navigation, Hotjar feedback and accessibility.

07 August 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    All about the navigation this week, and testing homepage with real people. Read more here

30 July 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    Working out what we need to do to finish the project and thinking about how we can add value to the wider community by developing a Wordpress theme. Read it here, folks!

19 July 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    We've finished the content migration and are now ramping up the homepage and navigation order. Read more on the HackIT blog

16 July 2019

11 July 2019

25 June 2019

14 June 2019

07 June 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    We're live with a chunk of the site and are receiving feedback. Read more here

31 May 2019

12 May 2019

  • We made a tech pivot this week and moved our content to Wordpress API, started looking at metrics and how we will measure success and began design on the navigation in earnest. Read more on the HackIT blog.

03 May 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons
    Thanks to all who came to our May Day show and tell on Wednesday. There was no civil unrest, in fact, everyone was very helpful with their feedback. Here are the slides. Headlines are:
    - UI toolkit is ready to share with 3rd parties now
    - Moving to GDrive for assets like PDFs
    - Design almost finished for the content template and now moving onto navigation
    - Technical limitations we've encountered with the CMS

03 May 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

29 April 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    We've been looking at the most efficient way to upload and store documents on the new website. Let battle commence between Contentful and Google Drive. Read more here

29 April 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    We've been looking at the most efficient way to upload and store documents on the new website. Let battle commence between Contentful and Google Drive. Read more here

29 April 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    We've been looking at the most efficient way to upload and store documents on the new website. Let battle commence between Contentful and Google Drive. Read more here

29 April 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    We've been looking at the most efficient way to upload and store documents on the new website. Let battle commence between Contentful and Google Drive. Read more here

12 April 2019

  • We Showed and Told this week, demo-ing our final mobile screens and putting out our proposed schedule for the phased rollout of services. Read all about it

08 April 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    If any local authority out there has recently organised its website content, we'd love to hear from you. 

08 April 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    This week, we discussed breadcrumbs and visited the GDS empathy lab to see how we can make the new site accessible to all. Read more here

29 March 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons
    The past couple of weeks we have focused on designing the navigation on desktop and mobile; and then usability testing it with real people and you can view our Show and Tell slides.

25 March 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    We're gearing up for user testing this week with mobile and desktop prototypes in Invision; and continuing to gather stakeholders for the project. See here for more. 

08 March 2019

  • Susan McFarland-Lyons

    We welcomed a UX/UI member to the team this week and are planning a hackathon so we can learn by doing how we get content from A to B. Read more here