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The Oswin Project

Web Design • 2013

The Oswin Project is a charity dedicated to ex-offenders by creating opportunities for them through training and employment. The website was launched in tandem with the Pegswood Launch in May 2013.

Commissioned in 2013, I developed the responsive website as part of the launch using WordPress as the content management system.

A lot has changed since but you can visit the live site. I'm still working with them and the home page is due a refresh before the end of the year.

Information Architecture

I structured the site map and kept the information architecture clear and simple for a soft launch. Content was not readily available until very much later on until the website was developed and content had to be populated.

With very little information architecture to base on, some wireframes were produced to suggest what content could be placed.

To see the whole information architecture, you can tap/click on the image to get the full PDF.


An image of the information architecture for The Oswin Project website Image of wireframes showing different layouts for The Oswin Project website

Design

Tylen St. Hilaire, a fellow University colleague designed the branding for The Oswin Project and created the logomark and collaterals in support of the launch.

The site's design style follows the oncoming trend of modern minimalist design introduced by Apple's mobile operating system iOS 7 in 2013. The layout is influenced by the grid system and helped organise the components such as the sidebar widgets and sub-navigation links.

An image of the Article layout for The Oswin Project website

Reflection

The Oswin Project was an introduction to front-end web development and has helped immensely on becoming involved in programming, later to build digital products today.

I'm also still working with them maintaining the site as they have periodically new content. This is thanks to the great working relationship that we have built working on the module.

Being a live project, I was awarded 90% for the course module. It was a very happy day that day when I had the results.