Design for the Worktribe company home page. Worktribe design and develop various software applications for all manner of private companies, educational bodies and public sector organisations. Each of their products has its own unique, showcase micro-site. The home page was intended to act as simple aggregator of these products sites, acting as a simple index rather than a showcase.
Chris is a multidisciplinary designer based in Bristol, his creative exploits have ranged from branding, illustration and animation to print, UX and web design.
In late 2012 Bristol City Council outlined a large scale regeneration stragtey for St James Barton roundabout (known locally as the Bearpit). the most radical aspect of the plan was the implementation of one of three raised level walkway designs which would drastically alter the dynamic of the space. Because of this it was crucial that the general public had a say in the final decision.
Myself, a consultation expert and a web developer were commissioned to produce an online consultation that would help gather the publics opinions on the proposed designs, as well as input any proposals for the space. Given the wide ranging demographic we wanted to reach and the general assumption of online surveys it was crucial that we produced a design which was both accesible and fun to complete.
By the end of the two month period we had successfully gathered input from over 1,400 local residents, data which has gone on to directly influence the councils plans for regenerating the space.
Design concept for Patchwork, a web app created to aid care workers, across multiple agencies, in seeing the network of partitioners surrounding their clients.
The nature of the app and the potential frequency of use meant that a no frills design approach was needed, one which focuses heavily on usability over aesthetics. Colour has been used purely as a mechanism to guide the user to crucial information and highlight certain states and actions.
“The Big Design Challenge is a practical way to address Cornwall’s issues through community action, inspiring local people to come forward with challenges and design solutions that have potential to improve peoples lives”.
The central core of the project was a social network which allowed users to submit challenges, ideas, thoughts and inspiration. Simply put, it is a structured environment which offers the tools within which people can collaborate to tackle the problems within their community.