The UK's Joint Information Systems
a number of projects which I am currently
working on. I was a key
contractor in the
Lifelong Learning Support Project
managed by the
Centre for Recording Achievement (CRA).
In 2004 I played a key role in the team drafting
UKLeaP, the UK Lifelong Learner Information Profile, now published as Draft for Development DD 8788.
|Consultancy in Web development
This work involved close collaboration with a Web site developer in
helping to choose the best way forward, and to help discuss this
with their client. Substantial knowledge of the possibilities of Web
programming and services was brought to bear.
|Strategy consultancy and development
This was a wide-ranging role, helping to develop forward ICT strategy,
helping to co-ordinate short-term project work, and at the same time
doing some systems development, for a creative industry project.
It is a good example of the flexible and adaptable work
that is possible given the wide range of capabilities offered here.
The prospective business was in the area of Web-based and intranet
HR services. Due to the adverse investment climate in 2000-2001 it did
not receive sufficient venture backing to start.
This gave deep first-hand experience of start-up and venture
|Business Link Merseyside
Delivered specialist e-business advice to 27 Merseyside
small businesses at their premises, March 2001.
The resulting report is viewable here
explaining in much more detail what happened.
|Convergent media company
In London: among general interface design advice, proposed metaphor
for innovative interactive tool to be designed and produced later.
We helped to define the e-business strategy of this shop, and
researched and advised on the e-commerce options.
The LUSID project developed a system based on the Web and
a database for recording experiences, achievements and
employability skills for students. While employed by the University
of Liverpool, Simon Grant was the chief designer of the Web concept,
site, and information architecture, and Information Strategists
was subsequently retained as an external consultant.
|New Internet business
||Based on an existing business in profiling tools
for occupational psychology, this business was guided through the
design and implementation of a first fully interactive web site,
which included the use of databases and on-line credit-card
sales, and then
pointed in the direction of effective future developments.
|London-based property company
This client wished to know about the potential for a particular
type of Internet business in a large building in Liverpool.
This operation was solely research and report.