The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Oviatt Media and Message Agency collaborated to redesign, redevelop, and extend the TCLF site in Drupal, which was originally implemented in Joomla. We combined our respective strengths in visual design and information architecture to evolve the site from a static brochure to an information-rich service that provides researchers and designers with a critical research tool. The database of related designed landscapes, landscapes at risk, and pioneers has an intricate information architecture that still translates into a user-friendly interface for site visitors.
Project highlights include:
- "What's Out There" Database. The cornerstone of the new site is an extensive database of landscapes that uses taxonomy to organize the collection and provide relevant glossary terms and examples. The database is fully searchable, and users can submit landscapes for inclusion.
- Landslide Advocacy Section. This area allows administrators to post articles and updates on landscapes at risk, which are also related to other content on the site. Visitors can nominate a landscape and subscribe to landslide updates.
- Event Registration and Payment for Complex Events and Conferences. The site uses Message Agency's registration and payment tool, which provides a scaled-down version of the services available on a major service provider like Event Brite with the convenience of being directly integrated into the site's event objects and e-commerce solution. Administrators can configure multiple ticketing options per event, set capacity, on sale/closed dates, and custom fields for each event.