CMS Design: Challenges Platform for External Contributors


One of the key elements of the 2014 Upwave content strategy was to open our challenges platform to outside contributors. To do so, the existing challenge template in the CMS needed to be greatly simplified, in order to make challenge creation easier and to wall off nonpublic sections of the CMS.

With the input of the executive editor, I wrote up the requirements for the CMS changes and created annotated mock-ups illustrating them.




Proposed CMS landing page for outside contributors, showing the menu options that would need to be suppressed.

Annotated mock-up of a dashboard for contributors.

Simplified challenge template for outside contributors, highlighting the fields to be suppressed.