Young Enterprise is a national charity that empowers young people, preparing them for life beyond education. Young Money is part of Young Enterprise and provides resources and training to anyone teaching young people money management skills. Its annual My Money Week programme seeks to help children from the ages of four to 19 gain confidence and knowledge in money matters. A core part of the initiative is the website, which offers teachers, parents and other educators numerous resources to support the development of young people’s financial capability.
In 2019, Young Money appointed OWA to redevelop and redesign the My Money Week resource hub website and integrate its management with an existing CMS. We were tasked with modifying website features and design for users and improving control of the site for its admins.
What we did
An intuitive user experience for the target audience and practicability for admins were key considerations going forward. With an array of possible solutions and a limited timeframe and budget, we worked closely with Young Money to define user, admin and organisational needs through a series of iterative wireframes. These allowed us to quickly pinpoint a layout, structure and technical outline for the front and back end.
With an agreed route forward, we updated the website layout with a dashboard and clearer design, enabling users to access and browse learning resources from current and past years more easily. The logged-in area was enhanced to allow user account management and postcode look-up. Behind the scenes, we integrated the CMS seamlessly with Young Money’s existing WordPress infrastructure, enabling admins to efficiently manage resources, create interactive surveys and generate detailed reports. Finally, we streamlined data usage processes to ensure GDPR-compliance and provided secure hosting for all the charity’s online assets.