Case study

Global MIT

Client: Office of the Associate Provost for International Activities

Services: information architecture, content strategy design, project management and training

The challenge was to showcase MIT's global enagement by allowing users to choose how to view projects: by type, region, research area, or visually from an interactive map.

I strategized with the client and the writer to envision a structure and built an interactive prototype to demonstrate how it would work. This required building a database structure and an associated taxonomy the site would access to display the projects as filtered by the user.

After confirming the structure, I wrote the RFP, solicited bids, and made recommendations on the final set of vendor partners. Acting as project manager, I scheduled all meetings and deadlines, reviewing and making suggestions on all design and development reviews. The site launched in December of 2014 to great acclaim.

I have since acted as ongoing consultant on subsequent additions, and provided training and support.

The site was designed by the awesome Alex Budnitz and engineered and developed by the amazing Luke Ehler at Sametz Blackstone in Drupal 7.