The Poetry Hour

The Brief

The Poetry Hour had been running as a website with complimentary iOS and Android phone apps for several years but was hard to update and running on a proprietary CMS. The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation was keen to remove some superfluous functionality and make the platform simpler to maintain in the future and commissioned the London UX agency This Place to perform a review and redesign of the system.

It was critical (for budget and simplicity) that all touchpoints be maintainable simultaneously.

The Poetry Hour from The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation
Website, iOS, and Android apps

Our Solution

We performed a review of the existing system and planned a new architecture for the platform based on a headless WordPress CMS backend and a React / Meteor front-end which would compile for web, iOS, and Android in one process.

The existing content was migrated from MongoDB to a relational MySQL database, and a new integration with Vimeo was built to manage video and audio content.

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Get in touch

Either contact us using the details below, or fill out this form to send your message. If you’ve got a brief ready then attach that too. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. +44 (0) 20 3137 5612 86-90 Paul Street,
London EC2A 4NE

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