My work - Connect CMS

UX and UI design of the Connect Content Management System

Refreshing usability and visual appeal

While I worked at Connect IB now Smartspace, I completely redesigned their bespoke CMS. It had been in use (and in continuous development) since 2002 and is at the heart of CIB's business so I faced a big challenge in redesigning it. I rethought the way sections were grouped and functionality was ordered to simplify key processes. I kept in mind the everyday users who may not be technically minded and for whom content managing websites is just one of many different tasks they have to perform. I introduced concise instructional copy, inline tips and user-friendly feedback messaging. Having captured all that with high-end wireframes, I then went on to design a fresh new user interface for the system. You can view the prototype here

A range of printed items that promote The Physical Edge gym

Skills used:

  • Site Mapping
  • Information Architecture
  • User Journey planning
  • UX & UI
  • Interactive Wireframing/Prototyping (Axure)
  • Content Management System Integration
  • Copywriting