As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others
- Nelson Mandela
Project name: CAGE Website Analysis
CREATIVE CONSULTING & DEVELOPMENT WORKS recognises the fact that a website is an important and valuable communication tool. Contracted in February 2007 by the Conflict and Governance Facility (CAGE) to conduct a website analysis of its website, the CREATIVE CONSULTING & DEVELOPMENT WORKS research team had the task of enhancing CAGE’s online presence.
CAGE is a funding facility that operates with the intention of improving national policy on good governance and promoting the positive ideals of democracy in South Africa. CAGE wanted to be an interactive resource as well. In order to fulfill this objective, CREATIVE CONSULTING & DEVELOPMENT WORKS focused on the target audience and users of the CAGE website.
In the website analysis, the following steps where undertaken:
• An internal assessment
• A comparative study
• A baseline user survey
“It was a very comprehensive way of conducting research and analysis, because instead of just getting a point of view from one level, the multi-level layered approach made for a more objective outlook.” (Nathalie Vereen, former Operations Officer, CAGE)
The analysis of the website was such that CAGE was able to add value to its target audience by conducting its activities in a way that was meaningful and valuable. The user survey granted CAGE the opportunity to ascertain how users perceived the website, as well as what their needs were when visiting the website. CAGE database members and users are able to network and source information from the site that can assist researchers, government, policy makers and other stakeholders to promote the ideals of CAGE as a conflict and governance facility.