Website design, content management system
User research, persona creation, focus groups and a user experience strategy ensured the website architecture was carefully aligned with project objectives. A fresh and unique user interface presents the Bedalian way of life with creative flare.
Integrated with both the Wickedweb CMS platform, and Schools Base database, site administrators can manage content displayed by each of the schools, including events calendars, news, photos and blogs, whilst parents can login to view their child's progress reports and timetables. The website has become the central communication hub for existing and prospective parents and students, the staff and governors, the local community and the Old Bedalians, catering for all stakeholder groups.
The Bedales Schools website was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2009 by The Interactive Media Council, judged for creative web design, content, feature functionality, usability, standards compliance and cross-browser compatibility. The award demonstrates Wickedweb’s confidence in developing functional features that harmonise the user’s journey and recognizes Wickedweb’s very high standard of planning, execution and overall professionalism.