As part of the site rebuild for the Australian Museum, we integrated the website with Centaman, a system used for ticketing, memberships and as a general CRM. In this post, we outline our technical approach, and flag interesting features of the Django + Wagtail + PostgreSQL stack we use to build custom websites
We recently launched the Collection Search feature on the Art Gallery of South Australia’s website, which enables advanced search across nearly 45,000 items. The IC’s design lead outlines the site’s search features, including a lightbox with zoom that allows you to view the artist's technique on the artwork detail page
The IC has been working with one of Australia's major art institutions, the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), to envision and execute a digital transformation project. In an initial discovery phase, we collaborated with our colleagues Suzanne Boccalatte and Martin Ford at Boccalatte to uncover and envision what this change might mean.
The Interaction Consortium recently undertook a large and complex data migration – involving more than 10,000 pages – during the site rebuild for the Australian Museum. We outline the best practice principles we applied to the Australian Museum website migration, which we use for all the large data migrations we undertake. We also go into detail about specific approaches we use involving Django and Wagtail.
A museum website contains a vast amount of detailed information, from previews of collections and exhibits, to visitor guides, research and donor lists. Information architecture provides the means to structure this huge array of content in a logical fashion, making it a vital part of museum website design that will ensure users find everything they are looking for without a clunky or overwhelming site design.
A museum website contains a vast amount of detailed information which must be structured in a way so that users can find what they need quickly and easily. Enter Information Architecture, a vital part of website design that will ensure users find everything they are looking for.