Stratford Police Website
In the winter of 2016, I took part in an in-class contest to redesign the current Stratford Police Service (SPS) website for the city of Stratford, Ontario. My team and I wanted to show just enough creativity while still staying true to a classic and serious police vibe. In the end I think that is one of the main reasons we won out of 19 website designs.
For this project, the team worked very organically together while designing and testing the website. All five of us were involved in each part of the project. We all shared our perspectives and skills and taught each other new things.
Create a fully functioning, well designed website.
Phase Two: Sketch
- Brainstorming: Brainstorm and discuss ideas for the website
- Sketches: Finalize and draw out the best ideas that came out of your brainstorming.
- Visual Design: Create Style Tiles.
- Make UI flow: Create each page and the elements in them.
- Vote: Finalize and vote of what the team likes best.
Phase One: Understand
- Client Analysis: What do the SPS need in a website? What are their hopes for the new website?
- Design Audit: Review of existing site. What are the pros and cons of the site?
- Competitive Analysis: Review other Police websites.
- Stakeholder Map: Who are the users?
- User Research: Who are the users? What are their needs?
- User Personas: Three distinct personas that represent our stakeholders.
Phase Four: Final Prototype and Test
- Take feedback and update prototype
- Create website assets
- Create final site using Adobe Muse
- User test with SPS and community members
- User test with designers
Phase Three: Prototype and Test
- Create a simple wireframes prototype
- User Test with SPS
- User Test with community members
- User Test with designers