Making the future visible
Sitra is known as a reformer in the Finnish society and a forerunner of specialist communication. The renewal of their digital service was a strategic choice, as digital communication is an integral part of Sitra’s everyday work. Digital communication makes it possible to reach interest groups, quickly bring new content available for users, carry out dialogue and directly involve experts. The goal of the Sitra.fi renewal was to create a whole new kind of user experience for web content and to be the most significant site in Finland for data and research pertaining to the future.
The revolution of making things happen
Based on the future media concept by Exove Design, we designed and implemented a new communication platform for Sitra. The backbone of the site are versatile components that work as building blocks, giving content providers the freedom to build diverse pages based on Sitra’s differing needs. On the front-end side, the site uses Vue.js application framework for creating the most complicated user interface components, as Vue.js offers a flexible way of creating them within a WordPress site.
During the joint project, the traditional client–provider relationship was put to the test. From the beginning, a Scrum team of two of our designers and three of our developers worked at Sitra’s premises in a very tight-knit community with the client’s project team. After the service was launched, the collaboration has been continued with further development. We have also implemented new entities on top of the service, including a lifestyle test made with Angular.
Goal-oriented work pays off
The outcome of the continuous collaboration and shared goals was the beautiful, user-friendly and – above all – future-proof Sitra.fi. The service gives a harmonious and clear picture of Sitra’s work, and offers different kinds of content paths for users and encourages them to share and discuss the contents.
The web service has exceeded all its objectives and won for example ProCom’s The Interest Group Media of the Year award. In addition, the lifestyle test encouraged over 140,000 Finns to test their own carbon footprint and find out tips on how to reduce it.