The Innovation Forum is a global grassroots network of over 10,000 innovators that seek to build bridges between industry, academia and government. Their main goal is to accelerate the speed of technology adoption for the benefit of the wider society.
They asked us to create a news platform that could be easily managed by a wide range of people simultaneously. They also needed to group and manage different user types, some of them being subscribers, partners or sponsors.
Another key requirement was to highlight all the events and conferences they organize in different countries (branches), so we had to integrate the site with Eventbrite (a third-party event manager) allowing our client to manage and show their own events on their brand-new site.
Since the project had lots of stakeholders, it took many meetings and iterations in order to define the key aspects of the sites, their functioning and infrastructure. We knew from scratch this was going to be really challenging, so we relied on constant feedback and collaboration from all the parties during every stage of the process.
The most important thing was to define the types of content the site would have, and the different types of roles for each member of the platform.
We're really proud to have partnered with the Innovation Forum and created a global news platform where people can stay up to date with technology articles.
- When we made plans to visit the client at Cambridge, we thought it would be great to have an extra day to go around the town and enjoy local life, so we booked an early flight a day in advance. Of course, we ended up missing our flight got just in time for our first meeting the next day. Kudos to us!
- We had dinner at a castle that looked a lot like Hogwarts.
- We actually got to host a workshop on Human-centered Design at Cambridge, which was an exciting and humbling experience.