Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic

I made the ELOKA web site visually engaging and easy-to-use. My work included Information Architecture, Visual Design , and coding in XHTML/CSS and Flash.
The ELOKA web site includes a Community Data portal for Local and Traditional Knowledge (LTK) data sets. I had fun using the Google Maps API and KML polygons.

ELOKA is a unique project that combines traditional knowledge, local observations, and Western scientific methods to study the effects of climate change in the Arctic.

I worked with the ELOKA team to design and develop a user-friendly web site that communicates the goals and values of the project. Indigenous people of the Arctic regions in Canada, Greenland, and elsewhere are partners with ELOKA. Their faces are shown prominently on the site, and their feedback was solicited in all phases of the design.

People and community are extremely important to Inuit and other Arctic peoples, and our team was inspired by their stories to produce a simple, usable, and attractive web site to promote the important work they are doing with scientists.

What I did:

  • Usability Testing
  • Information Architecture
  • Visual Design
  • XHTML/CSS and Flash Development


  • Paper & Interactive Prototypes
  • Wireframes
  • Visual Design Documents
  • Front-End Code, Testing & Production