i-Sense is a five year programme that is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). i-Sense aims to engineer a new generation of early warning sensing systems so that outbreaks of disease can be spotted much earlier. The EPSRC selected Moore-Wilson to build the website for i-Sense in early 2014.
The EPSRC was keen for the new website to look cutting edge with good use of colour and graphics. It was also important to the client that the website CMS was flexible enough to deal with a constant flow of news and stories and had strong archiving capabilities. Another key aspect of the project was to include a restricted access area where members could share files and knowledge.
To meet the requirements of the client, Moore-Wilson produced a design that is clear, modern and fresh. The design makes use of brightly coloured graphics and imagery and the homepage features a prominent image carousel that is based on key calls to action. We chose Drupal as the CMS for this project because we knew that Drupal’s flexible interface would make it the ideal choice for the archiving and influx of news and stories that the website required. The new site is also responsive, improving the usability for visitors on a variety of devices.
- New website
- Responsive design
- Open source Drupal CMS
- Member area for file and knowledge sharing – users can upload and tag documents to be shared
- SEO friendly set-up
- Incorporation of videos and e-brochures
- Members can view performance metrics for each research group
- Enhanced staff profiles
- Powerful people search tool