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South Nation UX / UI Design

South Nation Conservation UX/UI Design

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It’s a privilage to work with an organization whose mandate is to protect the environment, and engage with communities. I was honoured to help the South Nation Conservation, with a 4,200 square kilometer area of oversight, to modernize the user experience and user interface design (UX/UI) of their website and contribute to their mission of protecting and improving water resources.

South Nation Conservation (SNC) is a group of scientists, educators, and citizens with a rich history and vital role in maintaining the environment. Over the years, this institution has published hundreds of pages of amazing content. But as their site grew, so did the need for a better approach and easier navigation. I worked with the project team to rigorously classify their content and establish links between the many environmental needs of the community and their organization. An important aim of this effort was to empower SNC to self-publish their captivating material in a more comprehensive and efficient way.

UX/UI Design

SNC Wireframes UX / UIAs the lead UX/UI designer I began by asking questions to better understand activity on the existing site and how that could inform the redesign. The clients responses were translated into wireframes to fully visualize (and help communicate to SNC) how a more intuitive site layout would work. By keeping a consistent page hierarchy and adding breadcrumbs to the site, users are always be able to see where they are in the site, where they can navigate from here, and what other related pages are available. Main sections of the site are colour-coded in the navigation, a subtle detail in the overall UX/UI solution that greatly increased the usability of the site for users.

Customs and Immigration Union Web Design

Customs and Immigration Union Website Design

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Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) nationally represents Canada’s customs and immigration officers of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). They needed a website that could display content effectively on all devices from computer screens to mobile phones and tablets. They also wanted to keep their own branded look and feel with a clean, modern design which invites communication between the CIU organization and its members.

Website Design

The site was designed and tested at multiple breakpoints, from the iPad to Android devices to the iPhone. CIU’s full colour bilingual logo is prominent on each page. The colors are consistent with the CIU website and brand. A secondary colour palette that compliments the logo colours was created to aid in user navigation and content categorization. The end result is a consistent look and feel, with a layout that allows users to communicate intuitively and easily.

User Experience Design

CIU’s website goals were prioritized for the core visitors to the site. Special attention was paid to members of the union, members of the media, and staff. The experience was designed to bring attention to important issues and encourage visitors to take action. Wireframes were created to communicate ideas and work towards the best solution with the main stakeholders. The pre-existing content was audited and a content strategy was proposed. The new content strategy focus the content on the core business issues of CIU. The site accomodates content in both English and French, with a link on every page to switch languages when available.


Canadian War Museum

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War of 1812

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