The “World War One” collections microsite was launched in time for the centenary of the outbreak of war to critical acclaim and the “Discovering Literature” site launched three months later. The sites have been a huge success for the Library and have received large amounts of positive publicity as well as large numbers of visitors to both sites.
Leading all aspects of the design and UX for this project I worked collaboratively with the in house team and lead agency VML. At the time there was a lack of understanding of how to correctly build in a modular, mobile-first and responsive manner. We were seen as the agency to lead the client and their brand partner through this tricky transformation project. Also, a great deal of work was done to understand and refine the taxonomy, and ontology of the content working towards a more semantic model where we had a single source of truth for each collection item.
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