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Interactive Website Design For NGOs: TAI Tanzania Case Study

Interactive Website Design For NGOs: TAI Tanzania Case Study

By Bryson Mwita  |  Jun 07, 2024


The digital landscape is constantly evolving, and static websites are no longer enough to engage audiences and achieve organizational goals.

 For Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), a strong online presence is critical for raising awareness, attracting donors, and fostering community engagement. 

This case study explores how TAI Tanzania, a youth-led NGO dedicated to social change, leveraged interactive website design to create a dynamic digital hub that empowers their mission.

Background: TAI Tanzania and its Mission

TAI Tanzania is a vibrant organization committed to promoting positive social change in Tanzania through storytelling and media technology. 

Their focus areas encompass critical issues like reproductive health, public health, environmental awareness, equitable education, and support for people with disabilities. 

TAI's approach utilizes innovative formats like 3D animation, comic books, and radio dramas to reach a broad audience and make complex topics engaging and accessible.

The Challenge: Scattered Content and Lack of Engagement

Before the website redesign, TAI Tanzania faced several challenges that hindered their ability to effectively reach their target audience.

Their previous website lacked a centralized platform for their educational content (Edutainment), forcing users to navigate multiple platforms, which created confusion and decreased user engagement.

Additionally, the website lacked analytics and tracking capabilities, making it difficult to measure the impact of their content on the target audience.

The Solution: A User-Centric Approach with

Interactive Design

Ideation Phase: Stakeholder Collaboration and Defining Goals

TAI Tanzania partnered with iPF Softwares to address the challenges and create a website that would serve as a digital front office. 

The initial phase focused on collaboration between TAI and iPF Softwares. 

Grayson, a business analyst from iPF, led the ideation phase by facilitating discussions with key stakeholders from TAI Tanzania. These discussions focused on understanding:

  • Target Audiences: Identifying the primary and secondary audiences for the website, including donors, students, and the broader community.

  • Expected Value: Defining the key objectives for the new website, such as increased content accessibility, improved user engagement, and enhanced data collection capabilities.

  • Target User Activities: Understanding how users would interact with the website, including browsing content, registering for events, and providing feedback.

  • Project Timelines: Establishing a clear development timeline to ensure timely completion of the project.

One of the most crucial discussions centered around the website's landing page. 

Should it showcase the extensive video library or serve as a general introduction to TAI Tanzania? 

To optimize user experience, the team decided to conduct A/B testing.

Initially, the website would emphasize TAI's activities and events while offering a glimpse into the Edutainment platform through a dedicated section.

The focus of the revamped website was twofold: to serve as a digital front office for attracting donors and to cater to the needs of students under 18 who engage with the Edutainment content.


This initial launch would prioritize material distribution, with future plans to integrate interactive forums and facilitate community interaction.

Design Phase: User Experience and Visual Storytelling

Alico, the UI/UX designer from iPF Softwares, took the lead in the design phase. He emphasized two key principles:

  • Understanding TAI's Essence: To create a website that truly reflected the organization's values and mission, Alico delved into TAI's core principles and ensured the website embodied them visually and functionally.

  • Prioritizing User Experience: User experience was paramount. Alico focused on designing a website that was clear, intuitive, and easy to navigate, allowing users to easily find the information they needed.

While Alico researched design trends for inspiration, he prioritized simplicity and functionality. Ultimately, the goal was to create a website that wasn't just aesthetically pleasing but also highly functional, serving as a platform to inform and engage the audience effectively.

The Revamp: TAI Tanzania's Dynamic New Website

The revamped website boasts several interactive features and a compelling visual design that reflects TAI's mission and values.

Interactive Features:

  • Captivating Video Banner: The website greets users with a captivating video banner that visually introduces TAI's work and content. This approach is more engaging than text-heavy introductions and effectively grabs user attention from the landing page.

  • User Community: The website now offers a user registration feature, fostering a sense of community. Registered users can share information, collaborate with others, and provide valuable feedback on TAI's content. This feedback loop allows TAI to continually improve the content to better meet user needs.

  • Centralized Content Hub: One of the most significant changes involved the creation of a single content portal. Previously, TAI's content (videos, audio recordings, and comic books) was scattered across different platforms. The new website brings everything together into one user-friendly hub, making it easier for users to discover and access content.

  • Visual Appeal:The website's overall design embodies TAI's core values. The color scheme, images, and text work together to communicate the organization's mission and focus on the African community. The term "Edutainment" offers a quick glimpse into content, while the color palette reflects an African aesthetic.

  • Accessibility and Technical Improvements:
  • Accessibility: The website prioritizes accessibility for all users, including those with disabilities, adhering to accessibility standards and providing alternative options.
  • Speed: The website boasts significantly improved loading speed achieved through modern content optimization techniques and technologies like lazy loading, which delays rendering non-essential content until needed.
  • Responsiveness: The design is responsive, ensuring optimal viewing across different screen sizes.
The Revamped Tai Tanzania's Website with the Content HubThe Revamped Tai Tanzania's Website with the Content Hub

Key Takeaways

This case study highlights the importance of interactive website design for NGOs like TAI Tanzania. Here are some key takeaways:

  • User-Centric Design: Modern websites should be designed with the user in mind, prioritizing experiences that cater to user needs, preferences, and behaviors.
  • Interactive Storytelling: Websites can leverage interactive elements, animations, and multimedia to create engaging and memorable experiences.
  • Data Collection: Websites are valuable data sources, allowing NGOs to collect user information and behavior for user experience improvement.
  • Accessibility: Ensuring website accessibility for all users is crucial.

Regular Review: Regularly reviewing and evaluating websites based on user needs is essential.

Key Takeways From The TAI's New Website i:e TAI's Digital Front OfficeKey Takeways From The TAI's New Website i:e TAI's Digital Front Office


The comparison between TAI Tanzania's old and new websites illustrates the power of interactive design. The new website exemplifies a user-centric approach, creating a dynamic platform that fosters engagement, content access, and community building. 

This case study serves as an inspiration for NGOs seeking to leverage the power of the digital world to achieve their social impact goals.

iPF Softwares, we understand the importance of a custom-designed interactive website for businesses and organizations. Your website should be tailored to your specific needs and the needs of your target audience. 

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