Internet Architects teamed up with Ausy Dataflow to set up a new information architecture for Stedelijk Onderwijs Antwerpen (Education organized by the city of Antwerp), provide a new look and feel for its future schools’ portal and for the websites of its schools.
This project was right up our alley: we have ample experience in the field of education, the required expertise in setting up crystal-clear information architectures and designing portals.
In practice, we created a concept for two websites that have to be closely connected: the corporate site for ‘Stedelijk Onderwijs Antwerpen’ and the portal and sites for the various schools. We thought out the concepts and then elaborated them in detailed wireframes and a crisp graphic design.
The real challenge lay in finding a compromise for these two online presences: the corporate site and the schools’ sites, without detracting from the necessary functionalities for the end user. We also had to take into account the six divisions of ‘Stedelijk Onderwijs Antwerpen’, each school belonging to one of those six divisions. At the same time we had to make sure that all schools’ websites could originate from one CMS with consistent branding while respecting each school’s individuality.