During the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012 I created a new user interface and user experience for the Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support organization housed within the College of Education at the University of Missouri. I worked with staff members to determine the needs of their organization as well as the needs of their users. Their largest concerns being a site that looks nice and works well while loading quickly on older computers and dial-up internet connections, and that the informational materials they produce are easy to access.
The project was developed using a wireframe to test the user's path through the site and determine the best organization method. Several image mockups of the site were created and presented to the client before a final decision on design elements was made and combined into a WordPress theme. With a WordPress backend and detailed documentation the Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support organization is able to easily add and maintain content on the site.
The WordPress theme follows the WordPress conventions and takes advantage of WordPress' API to provide features such as the personnel list and the resource listing and search. This means fewer features to program and maintain thus reducing the overall immediate and long-term costs.