Maarifa Centre is the premier subnational repository for sharing Kenya’s devolution solutions. It is a resource hub with thousands of resources, arranged in a way that makes it easy to filter data and view resources based on relevance.
Maarifa Centre facilitates physical and virtual peer-to-peer (P2P) learning activities amongst Counties to promote cross-pollination of ideas and adoption of best practices and innovations with the goal that Counties will improve service delivery to citizens through the cross-learnings.
The existing Maarifa Centre website was slow and had poor information architecture. The taxonomy indexing system needed re-thinking, and the journey to finding and viewing resources needed to be shortened. Also, the content management team at the Council of Governors had a difficult time uploading and managing content on the website.
Content was arbitrarily arranged in a way that was quite incoherent, this needed much improvement.
One could not simply search and find what they were looking for, the journey to content discovery was arduous.
Content management was also a nightmare. It was difficult to find published content within the same admin backend!
Our solution involved rebuilding the website on a Drupal CMS with a custom theme. This way, we could have better security, easier CMS maintenance and management, and better content indexing and information architecture. Our team consisted of a UX Researcher, a UI Designer, a Software Engineer, a DB Migration Expert and a Project Manager.
A new and much improved Maarifa Centre, built on the Drupal CMS, the light-weight Bulma CSS framework fast loading, with and easier to management content upload process and a custom faceted search features for content discovery.
Real professionals with a keen eye on functionality and aesthetics
Zedafrica got us from concept to MVP to an actual product in the market with users and traction. We couldn’t have asked for a better technology partner, they are the real professionals.
Their efficiency, timeliness, and dedication were impressive
Thanks to Zedafrica’s deliverables, the client’s website increased significantly and received positive feedback. The team had a very hands-on project management style, communicating seamlessly through email and WhatsApp.
They really emphasize minimalist, easy-to-understand, intuitive solutions.
Zedafrica has improved user adoption with engaging, minimalist UX/UI designs. They have a keen eye for detail, excel creatively, and communicate openly with clients to achieve design goals.