The Human Givens Institute (HGI)

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is the UK’s professional body representing those who work with the givens of human nature within the welfare, care work and teaching professions. As a membership organisation they are open to all who endeavour to support the human givens approach and promote its many beneficial implications for social order, welfare, education, politics and diplomacy.

The Situation

The Human Givens Institute were keen to have a true ‘hub’ website serving as a collective platform for all human givens content and resources available. There was a desire to offer great flexibility with the new site’s layout so that mobile, desktop and tablet versions would offer a consistent experience whilst being independently distinct from one another. This flexibility extended to a desire to be able to offer multiple layout options for the homepage and be able to include flexible blocks of embedded content within internal pages across the site.

The Solution

Great care, thoroughness and attention to detail were given to all the digital design layouts over multiple revisions with the client, whilst the typography, layout and colour theme were selected with web accessibility in mind for a variety of web audiences. With such a depth of information available across a multitude of pages, a sticky shortcut top navigation bar was implemented to allow for immediate navigation between the most important sections.

A carefully selected colour balance was chosen to complement the rich content of the website and a custom logo shortcut design was optimised for a more restricted web real estate application.

The Results

The rationalised layout easily adapts to desktop, tablet and mobile devices almost like an app which allows for a smooth user interaction when navigating between sections and pages of the website. This features design and interface elements such as a full width inspirational scroll banner with selected contents to promote, thus allowing the site to be up-to-date with current trends whilst creating a rational user interface stripped from all unnecessary design features.

To address the client’s desire to have flexibility over individual content layout we implemented client configurable upsell blocks with a customisable colour choice, for books, courses and videos etc.

What We Did

  • Bespoke Theme
  • Drupal development
  • Solr powered faceted search (lightning fast)
  • Location based search for therapists (find a therapist with Google Maps / Geo lookup integration)
  • Therapist register has been accredited in the UK by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA).
  • Members area (with subscription expiry)
  • Bespoke content queues for ordering and layout of content
  • Social media integration
  • Media rich content, images & videos
  • SEO Migration
  • Ontraport integration