The Red Book is a curated database of community resources serving the city of Hamilton. Users and province-wide partners search the website to find over 4,500 records of helpful information about things like meals, housing, recreation, and much more.
When I joined the team at Hamilton Public Library, we had taken over a legacy system built in part with Drupal. My main projects were to:
- Upgrade the existing website with an overhauled UI and search
- Improve the back-end UX for easier maintenance by staff where possible
- Research and design a brand-new platform for the Red Book with awesome usability, automation, and browsable data relationships.
Over six months we designed, developed, and launched a revamped Red Book experience – fresh, accessible, and consistent with the library’s brand – all while planning the next generation of the platform.
Visit website: https://redbook.hpl.ca