At the IC we like to pride ourselves on being good “brand guardians”: we want clients to know that they can trust us with an engaging and beautiful design of their website and maintain consistency with their existing visual identity, one that has sometimes been more than a hundred years in the making.
Clients regularly come to the IC because their existing websites can't be upgraded anymore. The sites were built in Drupal or Wordpress from a few internets ago, and for some reason the automatic upgrades to the latest version won't work, meaning the site is stuck in limbo. Worse, those old versions are now insecure, and have either already been compromised by malware, or are at risk of being compromised any day now. The same clients also notice the speed of website development slowing, and costs going up. So what's going on?
In the past few months, our GLAMkit users have been doing us proud, using GLAMkit to underpin parts of the visitor experience beyond their websites. Because so much information flows through the website, GLAMkit provides opportunities to integrate data and push it to new places.
People talk a lot about “business models” and “value propositions” these days. No-one understand what that means better than Dr Yves Pigneur.
So… Who is Yves Pigneur?
A museum website contains a vast amount of detailed information, from previews of collections and exhibits, to visitor guides, research, and donor lists. Content must be structured in a logical fashion so that users can find what they need without a clunky or overwhelming site design. Important information has to be accessible and not hidden in the recesses of the site.