Dartington International Summer School 2015

Working on the Dartington International Summer School website for 2015 was much more involved process than in 2014.

Rather than just updating an existing site, for 2015 a new site for Summer School was started from scratch (still within Dartington’s main website. Alongside the site there was back end development of their box office system to enable bookings to be taken through the system.  A full brief was given, including visual guidelines by Atwork.

The back end development involved a lot of product loading for the four week festival including all accommodation, concerts and courses, as well as figuring out how to push their booking system to its limits to work with the many permutations of a booking for this Devon music festival.  Originally the site also had an online booking functionality, made possible with assistance for API development beyond my capabilities by Logodesign, but due to the complicated nature of Summer School, this was later removed an replaced by a booking form.

(NB – It was made clear to Summer School at the time of development/quotation, that for the limited funds they had available the online booking functionality was going to be limited – particularity with the need to integrate with a relatively inflexible box office , so it was not surprising that this functionality was simplified, although I was impressed with what we were able to create on a very limited budget).

Ongoing development of the website continued between December and March alongside customer segmentation for marketing from previous data.