Here’s a taster of the work we do:
Why, didn't you know? There's more to Axel Scheffler than just the Gruffalo
What can we really say about this project other than it was immense fun! The real challenge was making our work vanish, leaving Axel's upfront and centre. Working in close collaboration with Axel's assistant (and master of archives), Liz, we set about designing ‘as little website as possible’ leaving fans, of all ages, free to take a wander through this treasure trove of art.
Making history with the British Museum’s in-house web team
In collaboration with the web team at the British Museum, we designed their first website made specifically to work on smartphones and tablets, as well as desktop computers. Funded by the Department of Education, Teaching History with 100 Objects collects objects from museums around the country to help teach and inspire students.
Opening access to academic research with Professor Katharine Cockin and SimplictyWeb
Professor Katharine Cockin, the creator of the Ellen Terry and Edith Craig Archive Database, wanted to extend the appeal of this first-rate academic resource to a broader audience, whilst simultaneously maintaining its academic rigour. Collaborating with Katharine, and with Julian from SimplicityWeb taking excellent care of the back-end development, we designed three distinct entry points into exploring the information.
Celebrating how a charity inspires young readers with The Children's Bookshow
The Children's Bookshow needed to be able to easily update their own site and convey a better sense of their lively performances and workshops. Working closely with the Bookshow team, we designed and built a site that works with them throughout their seasonal programming and provides a clearer journey for teachers and supporters to interact with this worthwhile charity.
Hands-on enterprise design strategy for the pharmaceutical industry with DrugDev
Providing strategic level UX, we worked with senior management and developers to create enterprise products. We were also tasked with looking into, and suggesting the structure for a UX team that would be sustainable across multiple sites and time zones, and that would communicate efficiently with product managers and developers, with no single point of failure.
As CTO of DrugDev I got to know and rely on John as a wise head and passionate advisor. In that time he led the UX design vision and execution as we formed a suite of technically-complex products. His UI designs and UX concepts consistently thrilled our clients and helped set us apart from rivals in an otherwise old-fashioned industry. John was core to DrugDev forging and maintaining a reputation for innovation, with intuitive, beautiful software products.
Product provenance and supply chain risk with the team making String3
We've had a relationship with Historic Futures, the company behind String3, for over ten years and when they embarked on a radical rethink of their ambitious supply chain traceability software, they called us in to take care of the user experience, branding and front-end development. Collaborating with the close-knit team at HF, and working within an agile, behaviour driven development process, we strove for usable simplicity out of a complex problem.