Institute of Physics

"When an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book." - Tori Dewhirst, Ixxus Partners

Morris & Co. acted as Drupal Consultants for Ixxus Partners in London to develop two social network sites for the Institute of Physics in the UK. The Talk Physics and My IOP sites act as educational hubs for those involved in Physics education in the UK. These sites were previously underperforming and the desire was to improve the user experience, add features and lay a platform for future development.

These were extremely complex projects covering functionality such as user groups, discussion forums, private messaging, activity stream, user profiles, email notifications, blogs, social features, admin control, security, automated user registration and approval and powerful search functionality. Much of the desired implementations of these features were at the edge of what Drupal 7 is capable of with Core and contributed modules and so required custom work.

The project was run in fortnightly sprints with regular communication helping to prioritise features and keep aspects of delivery and budget completely transparent.

Since launching IOP has reported a significant increase in visits and activity on the sites. Result!