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UX and Content Strategy for Drupal

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 content plan
  • Designing meaningful content types, taxonomies, and menus in Drupal
  • Planning out requirements for effective landing pages
  • 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

Our blended learning approach mixes the best of both worlds: live online sessions and self-paced complementary learning materials. The core of our online training offering is our expert-led live sessions. In addition, you can always take advantage of our virtual learning platform's training guides and video tutorials as needed. 

Here's what to expect:

  • 👩‍🏫 Interactive sessions over Zoom (twice a week from 2 pm to 4 pm ET)
  • 📺 On-demand videos and virtual exercises to complete in between the sessions
  • 👨‍💻 A one-to-one session with your trainer for personalized support
  • 💬 A dedicated Slack workspace to get real-time answers to your specific questions
  • 🏆 A certificate upon completion

What is the format of live sessions? Our classes usually have 6-10 participants, and we have a hard limit of 12 participants per trainer. Our live sessions happen twice a week, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are 2-hour long (all times are on ET).

How is this different from other courses on the market? Our courses are designed for people who work full-time jobs and need to apply what they learn to real-life projects quickly. Our training includes live learning sessions and offers real-time mentorship from an expert

What are the trainers' credentials? Our courses are delivered by Strategists, Designers and Senior Developers with 10+ years of experience. They're seasoned professionals with real-world projects in a variety of sectors, from small businesses to multinational corporations.

Do I need to install anything on my computer? We’ll give you the necessary instructions and support to work with Drupal locally on your computer for the development courses. If you face restrictions, we’ll provide an alternative remote environment so you can work from your browser.

My organization requires an invoice. Can you provide one? Yes. Contact us before proceeding with payment. We can issue you an invoice with a link to pay via credit card or electronic transfer.

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 custom training for your team. Learn more about our approach to tailoring a custom course or get in touch with us, and we can set up training that fits your needs.

Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund? We can reschedule your ticket to the next available course. Our training program runs twice a year, with a first cohort slated to start in March and the second in September. Tickets are refundable up until 30 days before the start of the course. And it's always free and easy to transfer your ticket to another person, just contact us.

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