New Zealand is one of the easiest places in the world to do business. It is ranked number one of 189 countries for ease of starting a business, and at number two for ease of doing business – and it can all be done online for little cost (the whole process takes less than two days).
This web project was for local government (Auckland’s Tourism, Event and Economic Development – ATEED). ATEED’s role is to improve New Zealand’s economic prosperity by leading the successful transformation of Auckland’s economy. This means being responsible for identifying market failures and opportunities, connecting key players and influencing resources being focused in areas of growth for Auckland.
As the Business Digital Advisor for ATEED, my role involved combining more than 66 independent websites into a single hub for over 12 business units, and providing online tools for self-service delivery. Built using ExpressionEngine, the CMS allowed a comprehensive approvals workflow for the team at ATEED to draft, preview and send content for review before it could be published on the live site.
The resulting standards-compliant and fully-responsive website had various capabilities, including video, social media, tools & resources, dynamic graphs (using HighCharts), news, and a currency calculator (updated daily).
On this project, I was responsible for:
- Information Architecture
- Interface Design
- Content Planning
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Managing Creative/Visual Design
- Functional Specification
- Project Management