The Jobs Knowledge Platform Design Work
2011 - 2012, Professional work as part of the World Bank Jobs Knowledge Platform initiative
The Jobs Knowledge Platform (JKP) is an open-knowledge partnership led by the World Bank to convene stakeholders across the world to share and co-create knowledge on jobs. As an IT designer, I led the development of the JKP website. I acted as a liaison among economists, external partners, communications officers, and software engineers to design and pitch mockups of interactive pages, and I continue to maintain the website through troubleshooting and designing new web parts.
The development called for finding creative technical solutions against strict Bank web security restrictions, and the website went through multiple stages of revamping as the initiative progressed. The site currently offers various interactive elements. For example, the Experiences from the Field tab is built as a searchable database introducing over 130 on-the-ground project submissions from numerous organizations around the world. It also used as a competition page where users can rate and comment on individual projects.
In the process of design, I made a package of JKP website design mockups, highlighting the interactive parts of the landing page, about page, Experiences from the Field page (project database), What We are Reading page (resources archive), and The Conversation page (video submission and archive). These sketches, coupled with HTML mockups, were pitched and delivered to engineers for development.