Halo Leisure are a chain of leisure centres in Bridgend and Herefordshire. The site allows users to find the nearest one to them and to learn more about the centre’s activities. The site also caters for users who are colour blind.
YMCA Hertfordshire is a joint venture between YMCA West & Central Herts and East Herts YMCA. Following on from the rebranding of YMCA England, Hertfordshire was keen to use the new colours and styling in their new site.
Layar is the world’s leading platform for augmented reality and interactive print. To promote the 150th anniversary, a system to add 150 points of interest around the campus was developed for Plymouth University. These included trees planted as part of the celebration and buildings. The system allowed them to change the text, images and supporting URLs for each of the locations. The app is called Campus Tours, next time you are on Plymouth University’s campus, use Layar to download it and enjoy exploring.
Layar was also used to help promote a conference in partnership with the National Marine Aquarium. Making use if the interactive print feature, a high resolution poster was created which members of the public could scan using Layar to view a bespoke animation. To view the animation, click here to call up the poster and view on your mobile device with Layar.
The Respect Map
The Plymouth Respect Festival was designed to promote respect and celebrate diversity across all areas of the community. As part of the celebration, Plymouth residents and Plymouth University staff & students were invited to register their country and place of origin to visually highlight the wide cultural community in the city. The system was built using the Google Maps API, PHP and mySQL with a bespoke backend to administer the site.
The Respect Map
i-DAT is a research group located in the Centre for Art, Media and Design Research, Faculty of Art at the University of Plymouth, and acts as a catalyst for creative research and innovation across the fields of Art, Science and Technology, facilitating regional, national and international collaborations and cultural projects. The site reflects the projects and work that it is involved in.
Reenact TV is part of a larger reseach project exploring the potential for television as an art practice by reenacting old productions starting with The Man with the Flower in his Mouth first broadcast by John Legie Baird with the BBC in July 1930. The system was built using Flash Media Server with the participants interacting using webcams.
CO-OS is an exploration into the possibility of creating a global network of collaborators partaking in a money-less system for creative and artistic production. By facilitating online exchanges beyond small, localised communities, CO-OS enables users to grow their networks, and support a more equal access to opportunities for innovation, irrelevant of geographical location and cash flow. It is not a replacement for the established economy ‘cash for your time’ but a complementary economy, to foster collaboration, knowledge exchange and collective innovation across communities and cultures.
A retrospective of the artist Roy Ascott was held at the Plymouth Arts Centre. A site was constructed pulling in data from Facebook, YouTube and Flickr of his work with visitors to both the site and the gallery given the opportunity to tag each piece. The front page of the site shows the tags used to date and mimics the display shown on the interactive table.
‘antisocial notworking’ is a repository of projects that explore the pseudo-agency of online social platforms. It takes a number of recent software projects as its inspiration to reflect upon the fashion for ‘participation’ with the arts sector and culture in general.
Formation Zone nurtures and develops creative businesses. It provides a dynamic environment encompassing the knowledge, facilties and resources to inspire and enable creative people to start and build successful businesses.
Hardwick HR is a consultancy specialising in giving clients access to Human Resources and Employment Relations expertise where it is not viable for them to have a full time HR manager, or the HR capacity is not adequate to undertake strategic projects.
Belle France have been offering cycling and walking holidays to France for almost 20 years. In collaboration with Realityhouse I designed and constructed a custom-built CMS which allows Belle France to update the content including the uploading of soundfiles and writing holiday journals.
Playaway Weekends organise stag, hen and corporate activity breaks at home and abroad. Working with Realityhouse, they wanted a site to allow them to update the offered locations & activities and the facility to create a customised area for each group. This area would allow the group leader to add new members and for them to be able to pay their share online.
We are what we do
In collaboration with Createanet, we created a site for the charity We Are What We Do. The idea behind them is to change the world by pledging and doing good deeds such as declining plastic bags or recycling your mobile phone. I designed and developed the backend for the site as well as the admin area for the user.