Not For Profit supporting people with Dementia through community driven initiatives
Umbrella Dementia Cafes (UDC) has been a Spiral favourite organisation to work with! A friendly and inviting aesthetic encourages users to engage with the website with a focus on education, attendance, and getting some donations through the door.
Catering an ageing audience has its challenges. Thinking about how the user is going to use the site is a key factor in any of our web development projects, and is particularly important when focusing on accessible design. Getting the right message and goals across to the user had to be done in an easily comprehensible way that made sense to all demographics. Keeping a modern design to build trust also had to be considered since nothing deters you from donating faster than a dodgy website!
Structuring the information architecture was an imperative step in being able to showcase what was most important first, in a hierarchical way. We had to use large font sizes to assist those with visual impairments and improve legibility, which helped to accentuate the modern and playful aesthetic of the website. Sticking with their brand colours and vector graphics gave a welcoming feel that helped build trust.
"Claudio and his team did an exceptional job of meeting our requirements and staying well within the budget that we had set, which was very important as there was no further grant money that could be spent on this project. Further, they ensured our website was future-proof whereby we could add new projects, services and products to the site at a late date and as more funding was readily available."
- Kirsty Porter, Founder of Umbrella Dementia Cafes