05 Feb 2019

A new generation of students

This week we launched the first phase of the brand new University of Salford website.

The website is part of a large digital transformation project currently being undertaken by the University of Salford, with Catch working as their digital partner to help transform their public facing website to meet the needs of a new generation of students.

In this first phase a brand new course finder to improve the user experience for current and prospective students finding out about the University’s offering.

This project presented the ideal opportunity to audit content and improve the user experience across the site. With so many facets of the University managing disparate sections of the site, thousands of unique pages had been created using multiple content management systems and microsites. 

The previous site was very organisation-centric so the new site presented the chance to move to a more user-centred experience. In order to gather requirements from both the University’s internal stakeholders and the students’ perspective, a huge amount of user research was undertaken to inform the UX, including interviews and workshops. We also collected feedback from the previous site to highlight areas of improvement, in addition to new feature requests and suggestions.

This MVP site launch is just beginning and we’ll continue to deliver updates throughout 2019 against our roadmap, with exciting new features, always based on our users’ feedback. 

Visit https://beta.salford.ac.uk/ to see the work in action.

31 Jan 2019

Digital agency London HQ

Over the past 12 years, our digital agency has moved a number of times, never venturing further afield than our original home Soho, London where the agency was born in 2007.

So true to form, we're excited to announce after 5 years on Argyll Street, overlooking Liberty London, we're staying in Soho and moving to the more refined, upmarket surrounds of Great Pulteney Street.

Behind the scenes of our new studio

Occupying the entire top floor of two large Georgian buildings, knocked together, the office has incredible light thanks to a number of huge skylights. 

With a vintage/industrial vibe, the office is being custom designed to our exacting specification.

We've flirted with the idea of moving to Clerkenwell, Shoreditch or even Bermondsey Street, but the unique vibrancy of Soho has always won us over

Jonathan Smith, Founder / Managing Director

Built for maximum collaboration, but with care made to enable privacy and quiet zones for concentration when you need it, our contractors are on site turning our dreams to reality.

Update: We moved in end of Feb and couldn't be happier. Our studio features heavily on Instagram and Facebook, so give us a follow for more studio based content.

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