Case study

MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars Program

Client: MIT Institute Community & Equity Office

Services: visual design, development (Drupal Cloud), client training, project management

The existing MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars Program website had been built using WordPress with templated themes and plugins, many of which conflicted with one another. The site was difficult to maintain and did not meet accessibility standards.

Pixton Associates presented a variety of visual solutions, based on development with MIT’s Drupal Cloud platform. The initial pages were presented to the senior leadership in May 2020, and based on their feedback, the site was completed and went live in September 2020.

The site features several dynamic content feeds using Drupal’s internal views and blocks system to display current and past scholars, and events in list and full form, displaying thumbnails or headlines of these content types on the home page.