WP Engine has released a global case study benchmarking the new website for The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCI).

 

DCCI commissioned WONDR to consolidate its wide variety of  separate websites into a unified content hub.

Powered by WP Engine, the project went beyond a digital facelift and ultimately resulted in a strategic overhaul of DCCI’s site, which enhanced user engagement, strengthened DCCI’s brand reputation, and positioned the Council as a champion of Irish design and craft on a global stage.

Thanks to WONDR, we now have an online presence that truly reflects the role that DCCI plays in raising awareness of the vibrancy of the craft and design sector in Ireland.

Suzy O’Keefe Head of Comms & Digital

The new site for DCCI features ‘campaign mode‘,  a unique feature that enables the team to have more bespoke campaign sites within their main site for key programmes like Design Week & Future Makers.

 

 

DCCI’s digital transformation, led by WONDR in partnership with WP Engine, marked a significant milestone for the organization.

The project wasn’t only about creating a new website, but crafting a digital experience that mirrored the depth and richness of Irish design and crafts.

We have been given a platform which we, the team at DCCI, along with the designers and makers we represent can be proud of. Our new website is an engaging visual experience that successfully demonstrates the breadth of work we do throughout Ireland.

Suzy O’Keefe Head of Comms & Digital
DCCI

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WONDR has secured an impressive six finalist nominations across five distinct categories at this year’s highly anticipated Digital Business Ireland (DBI) Awards.

The National Digital Awards platform the very best and brightest in digital and online enterprise; rewarding businesses, innovators, organisations and people who have showcased exceptional digital prowess. This recognition underscores WONDR’s relentless commitment to pushing the boundaries of digital excellence and redefining industry standards.

LUMA Vision

Our partnership with LUMA Vision creating a new brand and digital home strategically positioning LUMA Vision for a transformative era of success and growth, has been names finalist in two categories; New Website of the Year & Electrical, Technology Website of the Year.

This is Org

WONDR’s collaboration with Ringer’s Creative on Org‘s new digital home has earned three finalist nominations in the categories; New Website of the Year, Professional Services Website of the Year & Most Trusted Website of the Year.

DCCI

Our collaboration with The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCI) on their new digital platform is a finalist for Website of the Year (Not-for-Profit).

 

About DBI Awards

With over 550 entries across 21 categories, the finalist list is packed full of renowned brands, as well as a whole host of ambitious, dynamic digital leaders.

The DBI’s independent judging panel consists of representatives from leading Irish and global companies such as Microsoft, Trustpilot, DHL, and Byrne Wallace, assigned to the task of selecting five finalists across the various categories.

The Winners are set to be revealed at an Awards luncheon on February 23rd 2024.

Our collaboration with Org has won a global digital award for Best Professional Services Website.

The award highlights the vital role of digital pioneers in an ever-changing digital landscape. Out of 1,200 entries, from 22 countries Org captured the Silver award for ‘Best Professional Services Website’ at the 2023 Vega Global Digital Awards for their innovative approach.

Following strategic brand and identity work by Ringers, WONDR worked closely with the team to bring the brand to life on a new digital platform that showcases Org’s offering and depth of services.

About Org

Org is a more human kind of professional services company created to harness the power of people who get things done. Unlike other professional services companies, Org believes every interaction will be more rewarding, every project will run more smoothly and every organisation will find the process of digital business process optimisation easier if we begin each day with one simple reminder – more. human. please.

About the Vega Digital Awards

Organised by the International Awards Associate (IAA), the Vega Digital Awards recognise excellence in various categories, including Websites, Video, Mobile, Social, Animation, Marketing, and Podcasts, while honouring outstanding digital achievements worldwide.

The judging panel was comprised of over 25 industry experts from around the globe who choose WONDR for a total of 5 awards as part of this years programme. As a result WONDR were also selected in the Top 10 Agency list for the second year in a row.

For the second consecutive year, WONDR has been listed in the ‘Top 10 Global Agencies’

Once the main award programme concludes, the Vega Digital Awards select their top ten participating agencies for the honours of being listed in the ‘Top 10 Leading Global Agencies‘.

This list is to highlight the years ‘Pillars of Digital Creation’ to be crowned the best among their contemporaries, showcasing companies that embody the very essence of excellence, culminating from creativity, strategy and expertise.

"Being recognised as one of the Top Leading Agencies across the globe is a true honour and we are proud to be delivering design excellence for brands worldwide"

Dermot O'Shea Founder & MD - WONDR

WONDR has been named #6 in the 2023 Top 20 Leading Agencies, progressing from #10 last year. The Top Leading Agency listing is further recognition for WONDR and follows on from our 5 wins at this year’s programme.

 

This year we collected awards for:

It is the third year in a row that WONDR has won multiple awards at the Vega Digital Awards for clients across the energy, banking, fintech, utilities, finance, eCommerce, web 3 & insurance sectors, making our total award count 55.

Vanguards of the Digital Space

This year the Vega Statuette has been upgraded to honour the “Vanguards of the Digital Space”

Stoic and prepared, the Vega statuettes exude the very essence of what it takes to be a frontrunner in a digital age. The statuette depicts the figure of a warrior, who’s postured upright with their shield up, ready to take on whatever comes their way.

The statuette’s face is indiscernible under their helmet, signifying how those who go further do not always do so to seek glory.

“With all the noise that riddles the digital universe, salient talents will shine brightest, much like the stars.”

Vega Digital Awards

About the Vega Awards

The Vega Digital Global Awards highlight the vital role of digital pioneers in an ever-changing digital landscape. Organised by the International Awards Association (IAA), the Vega Digital Awards is an Adobe Authorised Affiliate.

This year’s programme had over 1,200 submissions from 22 countries, with a judging panel comprised of over 25 industry experts from around the globe. Clearly demonstrating the influence and reach the awards have in its mission of honouring excellence in the digital industry.

Our collaboration with Innovate Health Tallaght University Hospital has won a global digital award for ‘Best Healthcare Services Website’.

The award honours digital creators, who pioneer new horizons in an ever-changing landscape, celebrating digital excellence worldwide. Out of 1,200 entries, from 22 countries, Innovate Health TUH captured the Gold award for ‘Best Healthcare Services Website’ at the 2023 Vega Global Digital Awards.

Working closely with Ringers, a new digital brand, positioning, visual language and website was delivered for Innovate Health Tallaght University Hospital.

The new website encompasses the brand vision, the depth of expertise in the innovation centre’s team leadership and the centre’s success to date. The digital product profiles alumni technology ideas and partnerships and gives clear and concise access to stakeholders on how they can work with the brand.

About Innovate Health TUH

The aim of ‘Innovate Health TUH’ is to help progress innovation in the MedTech space and to revolutionise Irish and Global healthcare. Innovate Health supports forward-thinking healthcare ideas, testing and development.

This new breed of MedTech was created to facilitate idea generation, problem-solving and implementation while focusing on key areas such as Brain Health, Chronic Disease and Aging Well. Combining new ideas with Digital Technologies which will enhance the delivery of healthcare, thus providing better outcomes for patients.

The brand aims to attract both domestic and international investors/partners and allow Innovate Health to continue its work both now and in future.

About the Vega Digital Awards

Organised by the International Awards Associate (IAA), the Vega Digital Awards recognise excellence in various categories, including Websites, Video, Mobile, Social, Animation, Marketing, and Podcasts, while honouring outstanding digital achievements worldwide.

The judging panel was comprised of over 25 industry experts from around the globe who choose WONDR for a total of 5 awards as part of this years programme. As a result WONDR were also selected in the Top 10 Agency list for the second year in a row.

For the second year in a row, WONDR has been named as the Best Digital Product Agency Ireland 🇮🇪 by the Global Prestige Awards 22/23.

The Prestige Awards recognise small and medium-sized businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months.

This recognition for the second consecutive year is a testament to the hard work of our dedicated team, who are constantly aiming to create beautifully designed products that deliver results that matter for our clients.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

Best Digital Product Agency Ireland

 

The judging panel selects the winners from over 1,448 entrants based on the businesses that demonstrate the most in the areas of service excellence, quality of the service provided, innovative practices, ethical or sustainable methods of working, as well as consistency in performance.

Global Recognition

Recently WONDR has be recognised by some of the most prestigious award programmes across the globe, along with being globally benchmarked by the world’s most trusted technology brands.

 

Some highlights include:

A better brush doesn’t make you a better artist. After all it’s simply a tool. And as with all tools and innovations, what’s more important than the technology itself, is knowing how and when to use it.

 

Ensuring that the innovation augments and supports your creative process. Employing it with purpose and precision to refine, but not dictate, your vision. And so it is with AI.

 

For the last year, WONDR have been practicing design with AI technology embedded directly into our flows and processes. We now predict, with up to 95% accuracy, how real users are going to perceive and interact with our designs and our technology choices.

 

 

 

This allows us to challenge and validate the instinctive decisions all designers bring to products. Though these choices are borne from experience and intuition, they are not beyond question, or improvement. In this way AI acts as a sense-check. An impartial, data-rich challenger providing us with accurate feedback and clear opportunities to refine our work.

 

This impartiality is critical in protecting the voice of the user. It removes subjectivity from our own & our clients’ decisions. It’s not what we say it is, it’s simply what it is.

Mariana Spagnuolo Design Lead
WONDR
We’ve always relied on user testing to validate our approach. This will continue. AI is not quite human, yet. However by harnessing it we have sped up our design process, reduced risk and reduced cost for our clients. Not bad for a new brush.