Plug In BC is an initiative co-chaired by the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines and BC Hydro to lay the groundwork for plug-in electric vehicles and related electric charging infrastructure in British Columbia. It is a broad collaboration between the Province of BC, BC Hydro, the Fraser Basin Council, several academic institutions, regional governments, and over 100 communities and businesses.
The purpose of the Plug in BC website is to serve as a hub of information for existing and future electric vehicle owners. When the Fraser Basin Council approached me to help with their website development they stressed the importance of featuring many different types of content from resources, events, bulletins (posts) and general information.
As a result, the website was developed with several custom content types and taxonomies to easily accommodate these different types of content as well as provide different layouts for each. This makes the site intuitive for both visitors and to administer in the back end.
The design was done in house by the Fraser Basin Council and proved to be a great collaboration exercise. From the very beginning of the project, I worked alongside the in-house designer and provided input and guidance throughout the design and content strategy phase. It was a pleasure to work with such a great team and the final website is delightful.