UX and Content Strategy for Drupal

Learn how to create and implement an effective UX and content strategy for your next Drupal project.

Some familiarity with content management systems is required

Course Description

Drupal is a powerful tool for building rich digital experiences and publishing content. But how do you know what type of experience to create or how to organize that content? This course will walk you through the process of creating an effective user experience and information architecture. You'll learn how to create a user-centric content strategy, and plan the implementation of that strategy in Drupal. Whether you're creating a brand new website, migrating to Drupal, or improving on an existing project, you'll learn techniques that will help you build a solid strategy that speaks to your audiences.

You'll get hands-on experience creating the key deliverables that describe your information architecture. You'll learn how to validate that architecture to make sure it's user-friendly. And you'll also come away with practical advice and checklists to make sure that the experience you create is accessible and easy-to-use for content editors.

Learning Objectives

You'll come away from the course with knowledge of:

  • How to define your audiences and their objectives
  • The value of content inventories and audits and how to run them
  • How to analyze content from a Drupal perspective
  • Translating client and business needs into an information architecture
  • Strategies for using taxonomies and landing pages effectively
  • How to create a great experience for content editors
  • Understanding how accessibility and usability testing contribute to your project

Syllabus

Throughout the training, we'll work in small teams on an example project. For that project, we'll walk through the process of:

  • Building out requirements from stakeholders and audiences
  • Creating a content inventory and running a content audit
  • Creating personas and mapping out user journeys
  • Doing an element-sorting exercise
  • Creating a site map and a content brief for key pages
  • Designing meaningful content types, taxonomies, and menus in Drupal
  • Planning out requirements for effective landing pages
  • Applying checklists for accessibility and content editor experience
  • Running usability testing

Who Will Gain the Most From This Training?

Those responsible for creating or planning the content for a Drupal website; site builders, project managers, and site admins who are new to Drupal.

FAQ

What do I need to bring? You need to bring a laptop and charger to the course. Or contact us to rent a laptop.

Can I pay with a cheque? In most cases, we do accept payment by cheque. Contact us and we can issue you an invoice for the training.

What size is the class? Our classes usually have 6-10 participants, and we have a hard limit of 12 participants per trainer. 

Do you offer discounts for charities or individuals? Yes, contact us to receive a discount on the course.

Do you offer custom training? Yes, we can provide on-site, custom training for your team. Just get in touch with us and we can set up a training that fits your needs.

Do you offer refunds? Tickets are non-refundable, however it's free and easy to transfer your ticket to another person. Contact us to let us know if you'd like to transfer your registration.

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