Web development

New communications system for the Finnish Association for Mental Health

for Citat Oy

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Technologies applied

Drupal

Short description

After we received the requirements and understood the challenge which the portal had to face, we started to develop system mock-ups. It’s good to start with a visualization that allows the customer to confirm the consistency of developed concept vision. The next step was to integrate an existing graphic design with the concept of a system developed by Espeo Software in Drupal CMS. Due to the fact that the project was conducted in Agile methodology the client had the opportunity of testing the beta version of the new portal just after 16 business days.

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Industry

Non-profit

Project completion

December 2014

Background

We're a design and technology company. We develop insightful strategies rooted in consumer behavior and the digital space. We turn those insights and strategies into experiences consumers ultimately engage and interact with.

Opportunity/Challenge

It's hard to find a better incentive to create exceptional and unique things than admiration for your client's business. This was the case with FAMH - the Finnish Association for Mental Health - the world's oldest charitable organization dealing with mental problems, present on the market for almost 120 years.

Together with Espeo Software we faced the task of creating a communication platform with a very special group of customers in mind- people with psychological problems. When the project began in September 2014, the task seemed pretty standard - setting up a website in the Drupal CMS framework.

We were responsible for the graphic design, Espeo Software for the system’s engine. The portal requirements were the challenge - clear and transparent transfer of articles, history, materials sought by users, but also enabling quick contact with people who may provide support. The system should also provide the possibility of presenting and booking events and participation in trainings.

Solutions

After we received the requirements and understood the challenge which the portal had to face, we started to develop system mock-ups. It’s good to start with a visualization that allows the customer to confirm the consistency of developed concept vision. The next step was to integrate an existing graphic design with the concept of a system developed by Espeo Software in Drupal CMS. Due to the fact that the project was conducted in Agile methodology the client had the opportunity of testing the beta version of the new portal just after 16 business days.

Results&Feedback

Espeo was quickly able to create a basic version of the service, which was then subjected to a series of changes both in terms of graphics and programming. Drupal CMS allowed to extend the website with new functionalities at any stage without worrying about the effects and safety of the entire project. After obtaining the client's approval at the end of last year, the portal was made available to users. Without Espeo, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the amount of work that we’re now delivering. We simply wouldn’t meet our targets. Espeo were focused on our goals in terms of delivery, quality, and efficiency. They are always focused on making sure it works for us. For me, communication is very important. I want everyone on the team to talk directly to my people in Finland, because we sometimes work very closely on the same parts of the project. We need to brief in tasks, as well as work forwards and backwards.

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