Design and build of a dashboard for a conservation technology community website

WILDLABS.NET is a community website featuring groups, message boards and news about conservation technology.

To increase the usability of the site and the number of people regularly engaging with it, we designed and built a dashboard system for logged-in users that would be the gateway to all content across the site.

We brought together private messages, group subscriptions, bookmarks, community announcements, job and event postings, a filterable people directory and more, allowing people to navigate through them on one page with a tabbed interface and sidebar.

To make the dashboard more personalised, we built in functionality for people to pin their favourite groups, posts and bookmarked posts to it.

We redesigned the profile system both on the edit form and in the frontend, bringing in new ways for users to categorise themselves (and find others) and new ways for them to show their expertise and interests through a projects tab and custom RSS feed readers.