School and Pedagogical Publishing House (WSiP) is the largest educational publishing house in Poland. It offers the widest range of professional publications on the Polish market, developed in accordance with the new program basis and approved by the Ministry of National Education.
Our mission is to provide a platform that makes it easy for students to find, review, and sign up for courses and examinations conducted by WSiP accredited training centers. The website is intended to give a directory of knowledge which represents teaching standards and provides a training module with online tests.
During the first stage of the project we defined the concept of service and developed information architecture. Through the user's optimized path, we wanted to achieve the primary goal of project, namely to redirect the user to the training site, to enroll in a course or vocational exam. During the conceptual phase of the project we have developed a set of unique functionality that, on the one hand, is a distinguishing feature of the website and, on the other hand, it encourages the user to interact. This enhances the user experience and encourages longer or more frequent visits.
After providing clickable prototypes of the website, we started designing graphics. We prepared views based on the contrast of orange and white that are light and dark shades of pomegranate. These colors refer to the brand of School and Pedagogical Publishers and highlights strong relationship between CERTUP and WSiP.
The implementation of the website (which was made on the open source Wordpress CMS) also included adding training module. As part of the course, students take online exams, while examiners have access to an extensive module that contains all the exam papers.
The result of the design work was the implementation of an Internet service that filled the gap on the Polish educational market. We have achieved all our goals thanks to the elaboration of a comprehensive strategy supported by appropriately selected web site functionalities, the recognition of the graphical use and the technical implementation of the services in accordance with the highest standards.
The success of this project is supported by constantly growing number of unique users. The useful features of the service significantly differ from other existing services in the industry. Among unique functionalities are features enabling to check current demand in the employment market, to make extensive search for exams and courses and to find out exam modules that are made for the benefit of both examiners and teachers.
With visual consistency that reflects the design of School and Pedagogical Publication (WSiP), users quickly identify the CERTUP platform as the Company product. The long-standing presence of WSiP in the education services market, its experience, prestige and high recognition contribute directly to generating a high level of user confidence. Learners are keen to take courses and exams, knowing they are using a reputable training service.
Timescale: August 2015 - March 2016