The Active Circle website was created for Motivate Canada in June 2009. Its aim was to provide sports and project management resources for Aboriginal community leaders working with youth in Canada. I began the production process by consulting with an advisory committee made up of leaders from First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. They explained their aesthetic, content and functionality requirements for the website. This consultation was supplemented by a literature review about symbols and the use of colours in Canadian Aboriginal cultures, as well as about the spread of Internet technologies in Aboriginal communities. From this, a document was created for the graphic design firm, which included background information, narrative user profiles, wireframes, database requirements and navigation flow charts. During the development process, new elements were added, such as a user poll, photo gallery and Google Earth and Twitter widgets.
The website was designed and developed, then tested by the advisory committee before launch.
The link to the live website, which I no longer manager, can be found here.