Innovation150 is a national partnership offering awe-inspiring experiences for youth, families, and communities for Canada’s 150th year.
In support of the Canada 150 celebration, The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Actua, the Canadian Association of Science Centres and the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo were tasked with carrying out a joint program under the common brand “Innovation150”. The goal of this project was to develop a website celebrating innovation in Canada and to act as the hub for all information, events and activities related to the Innovation150 program during the 2017 year. Title Entertainment Inc. served as the Innovation 150 Secretariat, providing certain logistics and procurement services to the Innovation 150 partners.
Digital Echidna was chosen to build a multilingual Drupal 7 website with complex integrations and a strong user interface to handle user generated content from the public.
Digital Echidna used an agile project management approach instead of the typical plan, design, build, waterfall approach to project management. As new requirements arose and as different stakeholders became engaged in the project no wasted time or delays in development occurred.
A novel approach synchronized content creation tools enabling editing abilities between English and French language sites. Digital Echidna added custom language toggle and submission functionality to simulate an unbroken workflow for creating translations. This streamlined an otherwise user-unfriendly entity translation workflow.