Business Auckland

  • Business Auckland
  • Business Auckland
  • Business Auckland
  • Business Auckland

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
  • Scoping/Research
  • Inter­face Design
  • Con­tent Planning
  • Stake­hold­er Engagement
  • Man­aging Creative/Visual Design
  • Func­tion­al Specification
  • Pro­ject Management
businessaucklandz.com - wool wireframe
Phys­ic­al Wire­frame (using wool!) to demon­strate rel­at­ive inter­con­nectiv­ity between pages.

Date: 24th June 2013

Client: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)

Category: Code