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Food Action Reserach Centre

The Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC) is a research centre at Mount Saint Vincent University committed to research and action to building food security in Nova Scotia and beyond.

I was hired in 2013 to redesign and reconstruct the main website and a private member area. I worked in collaboration with the Centres' Director, project coordinators, information architect, administrative and support staff to retool the information architecture, functionality, design and layout.

  • Date

    May 2013 - September 2017

  • Client

    FoodARC, Mount Saint Vincent University

  • Location

    Halifax, NS

  • Project

    Ongoing design & development of web properties.

  • Web Design & Development
  • Template customization HTML & CSS
  • CMS Integration
  • Web Analysis, SEO
  • Newsletter Integration
  • Project Management
  • Training & Documentation

Graphic - PenPhoto - Tablet view of foodarc.ca

Graphic - FoodARC website

Graphic - Coffee mug

Implementation and Process
  • A contemporary, responsive theme was introduced to reach a wider audience of mobile users.
  • WordPress was implemented to extend client control to a wide variety of contributors with various skill levels.
  • Search and social share functionality was enhanced to increase user engagement.
  • Discussion boards, advanced document search and collaborative document creation were implemented.
  • Constructed the Make Food Matter online resource toolkit.
  • Supplemental web layout and graphic development was provided.
  • On-site and remote training was given to staff and students. Hosting and technical support was provided.

Graphic - Smartphone view of foodarc.ca