We are extremely proud to announce that Daniel Felstead, our Senior Interaction Designer, is part of the team behind the Tino Sehgal piece These Associations that is on the shortlist for this year's Turner Prize. We are keeping everything crossed that they win, but being shortlisted for such a prestigious award is quite an achievement in itself. Check out the full shortlist here.
After two years working covertly with the Telegraph Media Group on the user experience and design of their new online pay-wall and meter, we're extremely proud to see this landmark project go live. It's clearly a bold and important step by the Telegraph, that will almost certainly have a ripple effect across the rest of the publishing business. It's already receiving a great response, as is testament in this week's campaign article. We're in the process of getting a full case study together, so watch this space for more info.
Our most recent web project is live! We have been working with guys at Earls Court & Olympia to help them promote the fantastic venue space Olympia. The site is available on multiple devices including mobile, tablet and desktop. Check it out here.
Today sees the launch of our latest interactive installation for coffee brand Carte Noire Instinct at Westfield, Stratford.
We're delighted to learn that our work for IKEA and Paper Denim Cloth picked up awards at last night's ADC Awards. The Mobile Catalogue App for Ikea winning Silver and our responsive online store for Paper Denim & Cloth receiving a Merit in the Interactive Category. Congratulations also go out to our transatlantic partners McCann New York, whom we collaborated with on both projects. More info here.
This week sees the rather grand unveiling of our top-secret 'floating cube' project for Huawei at this year's Mobile World Congress Event in Barcelona.
We've just found out that our work on Ikea's mobile app project has been featured on Most Contagious 2012 within the Augmented Media category.
See here for more: http://www.mostcontagious.com/2012/
A sense of self-congratulation pervades the studio this week as a project we're very proud of appears on BBC Two’s The Culture Show...
This week sees the unveiling of our latest interactive installation commissioned for Ballantine's, going live in the centre of Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam.
Team AllofUs are proud to be part of the world's biggest urban sustainability exhibition, The Crystal by Siemens, which opened on September 29th in London's Royal Victoria Docks.
Working with McCann Erickson New York and Bekton Media Group we've created an ultra-simple, modern website for New York based premium jeans brand Paper Denim & Cloth.
We've made a Pocket Art Gallery App that allows you to place famous paintings by world renowned artists in your everyday surroundings. Brighten up the office with a Turner landscape, or enhance your local park with a pre-Raphaelite painting and share the results with friends.
Our new super dynamic Olympics tracker just made it in time and now proudly sits across the Telegraph's online destinations, mobile and tablet apps for the entire Olympics summer period...
Olympics fever has gripped the studio this month and we've got another Olympics-flavoured treat for you. Inspired by The Guardian’s commitment to releasing data to the public, we decided to run a hack-day to see what we could do with their Olympic medal database - the result is the AllofUs Medal Machine. An R&D experiment into Natural Language Processing, type a question and the machine will do its best to answer. Of course, the system isn’t perfect yet, the more it's used the more it learns, so treat it like a puppy... with kindness and patience please. www.medalmachine.com.
Our very own in-house super brain and professional northerner Chris Mullany is interviewed in this week's Campaign magazine. Here you'll find him sharing his experience working on our latest Wave Table installation for the Mishkat Interactive Centre for Atomic and Renewable Energy in Saudi Arabia, whilst also revealing some interesting facts about potatoes. Full article here.
AllofUs finds itself mentioned in Design Week this week, in an article about the upcoming Victoria & Albert Museum Furniture Gallery, in collaboration with NORD architects. It's not opening until December but, like us, these guys seem pretty excited about it.
Visitors will also have the chance to engage with two large interactive tables, featuring interfaces designed by yours truly, AllofUs.
To see the full article head here: Design week
Created by one of the guys in the studio, we have to say this unofficial guide to the London Olympic games is really rather good. By far the best Olympics app we've seen yet, Go 2012 aggregates accurate schedules, medals and news information at your fingertips…and it does so with speed, efficiency and bundles and bundles of style. Well done Muldoon we’re all proud of you… we just hope this entrepreneurial venture doesn’t result in your early retirement!
More info here http://www.go2012app.com
We know we’ve been slack this year when it comes to updating our website – believe us, we feel terrible about it. But with a new AllofUs website in the offing *plus* a stack of interesting new projects to keep our heads and hands full, we’ve had little time to shout about ourselves. So in an attempt to appease everyone that’s been asking what we’ve been up to of late, we’ve attempted to summarise a few things below…
The exhibition world seems to of gone interactive mad this year…evident in the number of amazing interpretation projects coming though our doors right now….
Less mobile: more ecosystem! The age of truly cross-platform user-experience design has finally arrived, in bucket loads…
Orlando Mathias, our director of research and development, was one of the speakers on a fun-filled panel called 'Technology and Understanding' at the Museums + Heritage show last week. He joined forces with our buddies at Casson Mann and consultant Andrew McIntyre to discuss the future of technology in museums. Interesting stuff, plus worth mentioning that the Holburne Museum in Bath, the site for one of our interactive installations coming up this year, was a Permanent Exhibition Joint Winner. Double thumbs up.
Say hello to new Senior Designer Tim Smith everyone! Tim joins us from a lengthy career at GR/DD where he made impressive interactive games for the Science Museum and British Museum and developed a new online identity for The London Library. He has worked with mega brands such as Playstation, Nokia, Orange, Game, Macmillan Cancer Support, and Bebo, and he's a dab hand at illustration to boot. More about super Tim here: mypoorbrain.com/about.html
The high-profile Westfield at Stratford finally opened its doors this week, allowing visitors to get their hands on our brand new digital wayfinding system for the very first time....
We're proud to announce the launch of our latest anglo-russian creation - Kommersant TV...
Yes you have indeed read the headline correctly and today we can finally (after what’s felt like an eternity of having to keep this to ourselves) announce that we have joined the McCann World Group...
After a year in the making, Yota Play finally gets a proud unveiling. Alongside the development of the Yota Play branding, we led the UX design across a plethora of different platform interfaces for this innovative video-on-demand service, that puts social discovery of content at its core. The launch starts with the introduction of the PC/web version, with new iterations to follow including Connected TVs, smart-phones and tablets - which all serve to make Yota Play a truly intergrated cross-platform experience.
We’ve just been appointed by the V&A to create a series of showpiece interactive exhibits for the new Furniture Galleries which will open in December 2012. The new galleries will present the V&A’s outstanding collection of British and international furniture from the 15th century to the present day. Our interactives will help visitors find out more about the form, function, and techniques of construction and decoration of the furniture in the collection. More info to follow.
Our work for the Science Museum’s atmosphere gallery has just received an Honorable Mention at the AAM MUSE Awards in the Interpretative Interactive Installations category. We quote: “The panel was particularly impressed by the highly interactive content of the exhibit and the opportunity it gives visitors to actually have control over their environment”. We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves!
It’s been a long time coming but our latest Sky Player case studies are here for all to see... so sincere apologies for the wait. But the full-fat Sky Player experience lives the multi-platform dream by bringing together service iterations across PC, iPhone, iPad,and Xbox, alongside a host of next-generation set-top boxes. Case studies for each are available here...
We’re thrilled to see that the redesign of the prestigious Holburne Museum in Bath is finally complete and already receiving glowing reviews! We’ve been working with the museum on a number of specially commissioned interpretive exhibits that will be installed very soon, so watch this space for more information as we’re not allowed to reveal them just yet. But you can read more about the Holburne Museum’s controversial new extension in The Guardian here.”
We’ve been appointed to design a dedicated news and information TV channel for the Russian Media company Kommersant. Collaborating with our friends DixonBaxi, we’ve been appointed to create the station’s identity and on-screen design, as well as establishing how the service will operate on new interactive platforms such as iPad and connected TVs. You can read more about the appointment in Design Week here, and expect to hear more about Kommersant TV very soon...
Our work for the Science Museum’s Who Am I? Gallery has received a commendation at this year’s Design Week Awards within the Installations category. Thank you very much Design Week! And congratulations to Show Studio for their ‘Mirror Mirror for Topshop’ which pipped us to the top prize, not that we’re bitter of course. More info here...
AllofUs co-founder, Art-Director and D&AD President Sanky will be talking at this year’s Adfest 2011 event. A free ticket to the palm beaches of Phuket clearly sweetened the deal, but Sanky reassures us that he’ll also be working hard (yeah right!). Speaking in the Chocolate Room on 19 March, Sanky will be waxing lyrical how digital has grown up, and how collaboration is now part of the main stream and not just an avant garde way of working. More details here.
This week sees the highly anticipated ‘atmosphere’ exhibition launch at the Science Museum. This brand new exhibition, opened by Prince Charles himself no less, invites visitors to deepen their understanding of climate change and features a number of interactive exhibits created by AllofUs.
After the best part of a year in the making, Foxtel’s new interactive TV service on Xbox gets its unveiling...
To launch the D&AD Awards 2011 our co-founder Sanky (or the D&AD President to some) asked a question for every single purveyor of original thought in the world - not just in English but in as many languages as humanly possible. You can watch his valiant effort here and keep in mind the video was shot in one take – so Sanky we salute you!
Supporting our industry’s emerging talent is always high on our agenda, and this month, AllofUs R&D Director Orlando puts his money where his mouth is by getting involved with oneotzero’s cascade programme – an educational platform aiming to encourage creative collaboration across a diverse range of creative disciplines. Having spent a day coaching 60 of the UK’s brightest graduates, the ordinarily grumpy Orlando has returned a re-energised man – all that youthful exuberance has clearly done him the world of good.
Designing for the world's leading fashion & style service was never going to be an easy brief, yet we’d like to think we stepped up to the job with our slick and shiny new interface for WGSN. Providing extensive trend and analysis data for fashion and design professionals, our role was to develop a new online identity and product interface for the service, alongside the creation of an extensive on and offline marketing campaign. A full case study is in development but see the WGSN’s website here.
Be sure to get down to the new Space & Light: Edward Gordon Craig exhibition at the V&A which launches on Friday 17th September, forming part of the London Design Festival 2010....
Congratulations to our beloved co-founder, friend and Art Director Sanky, who after months of waiting in the wings, has finally taken hold of the Presidential reins at D&AD!
This week sees the opening of a new flagship store for Cass Art in Hampstead and the unveiling of our brand new in-store interactive for kids to go with it....
As you’ll see in this week’s Design Week, we’ve just been appointed by Russian 4G wireless network provider Yota to design their new video-on-demand service. Launching later this year, our task will involve creating a brand identity for the service, alongside the design of the product interface and user-experience. Read more on both the Yota and Design Week websites.
Two exciting bits of Science Museum news in one this month comes in the form of a successful re-launch of the Museum's Who Am I? Gallery alongside our appointment to the highly anticipated Climate Science Exhibition...
Never ones to let a spell of hot weather get in the way of hard work when it’s called for, we see our efforts rewarded with a tantalising line-up of new and interesting projects to get our teeth into. They come in all shapes and sizes from the likes of Xbox, Foxtel, Cass Arts, Windows Media Centre, WGSN, Yota, the Holburne Museum and the V&A amongst others. More info to follow as soon as NDAs allow... so for now keep an eye on our website and @allofustweet.
AllofUs R&D Director Orlando has just returned from Moscow’s Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design where he gave a lecture to senior students on ‘Form Follows Feeling’. The presentation was part of Strelka’s Sensorium summer event, with past speakers including high-profile contemporaries such as Rem Koolhaas and FAT.
Our AX&L interactive exhibit, commissioned by Visit London as part of the 'East' Festival to celebrate the works of Xenakis and LeCorbusier, has been selected for Creative Review’s 2010 annual. The Annual showcases the finest creative work produced worldwide during 2009 and claims to be the definitive guide to the year in visual communication.
We apologise for the lack of recent activity on our website however we're in the process of moving to a new CMS [yawn] alongside being a very busy studio...so keeping you all updated on what we're up to just hasn't been easy. The good news however is that we'll have lots of new stuff to tell you about as soon our website is back in action, including major new projects from Xbox, the Science Museum, Windows Media Centre, the V&A and fashion trends and consultancy business WGSN [amongst many others]. More info to follow soon we promise...love from AllofUs.
We've spent the last few months creating the new Sky Player on Xbox service which went live this week amid a frenzy of high praise. Available to both new and existing Sky subscribers alike, this new service allows users to view a combination of live broadcast and on-demand TV content from over 30 channels on your Xbox for the very first time. It's early days of course, but the reaction from press and customers alike so far has been nothing short of amazing. The future of television? Absolutely!
Make sure you cast your eyes over this week's Design Week where it's announced that our beloved co-founder and Art Director, Sanky, has been appointed Deputy President of D&AD and will take over the presidency in full in 2010. Naturally we're all very proud... but don't tell Sanky we said that. Get in there Sanky... you deserve it. More info at D&AD's website here.
This week sees the launch of two new in-store interactives for Niketown London and Nike Store Paris to promote the launch of Nike’s new CTR 360 boot. Our work plays with the concept of ‘control’ by allowing customers to take charge of a whole army of CTR 360 boots using gesture and motion. If you fancy a go yourself then both installations will be live until November...if not then a more detailed case study will follow here soon.
We have just completed a collaboration with Pentagram, International PEN, 26 and UNESCO to produce 26 Exchanges: Journeys Between and Behind the Lines of Language, a typographic installation that explores what happens when one language adventures boldly into another. The exhibition was part of the London Design Festival. Members of 26 were twinned with PEN members from around the world to translate a text and tell the story of its journey in translation, go here for a case study.
Sky's new music service goes live on 19th October, and already the hype is deafening. Offering both unlimited streaming and paid downloads in a monthly subscription, it's being touted as giving 'Spotify a spanking'. We would be more modest, seeing as we've been on board as UI designers from conception, but needless to say this is a release we're all fairly proud of. More details to follow…
Like everyone, we've been busy bees fighting off the dreaded crunch and are pleased to see our efforts rewarded with appointments from some of the finest brands that money can buy. As always with these things, mum is strictly the word for now, but we'll be releasing information about new projects for Burberry, Nike and Xbox as soon as we can (a small whoop for
On the back of our award-winning work for Wedgwood Museum, we can finally announce two further appointments from the Ashmolean and Holburne museums. Work is already underway on both projects which includes the design of a shiny new website for the
We have just finished working on BugWorld, an absolutely brilliant interactive exhibition that has recently opened its mantis guarded doors for business in Liverpool. We highly recommend you get yourself down there if you can handle an encounter with a foot long millipede or a tank of leeches!
Read all about it in our case study here.
Sanky has been asked by those lovely people down at the semi permanent conference in Auckland to speak about all things digital next month, he'll be winging his way down there with Harry from Pentagram, David Carson, Biblioteque and Studio AKA...!...yikes...best get working on that spanking new presentation asap...have a look at the semi permanent site here...
The Wedgwood museum has won the £100, 000 Art Fund prize after taking the peoples choice vote online last week. Judges were said to be bowled over by the "extraordinary" museum and was said to have "fully met the criteria of what a 21st century museum should aspire to be". Read more at Design Week & BBC News
With the official announcement from Sky and Microsoft we can now reveal that as part of our long standing relationship on the Sky Player design we have developed the new blazingly fast Sky Player XBox UI. It will be launching this Autumn with world firsts for both content and features and we will reveal more when we can.
Even more awards nominations this month with news that our Microsoft Interactive Canvas and Sky Player projects are up for commendations at this year's NMA Effectiveness Awards in June. The bad news however is that our client loyalties are now severely compromised with both entries going head-to-head in the Special Award for Technical Innovation category. Oh well. More info available at NMA's website here.
We're thrilled to hear that the Wedgwood Museum is down to the last four nominees for this year's Art Fund Prize - arguably the most prestigious and high-profile award within the museum and gallery world. You can vote for the Wedgwood Museum to win through the Guardian website. The winner will be announced on 18 June at RIBA so in the meantime we'll be keeping everything crossed. For more information on the Art Fund Prize visit their website or alternatively read all about the Wedgwood project here.
BAFTA have just announced the shortlist for this year's Television Craft Awards and we're positively foaming at the mouth to discover that Sky Player has been nominated within the Interactive Innovation category. And just in case you don't believe us, you can see what BAFTA themselves have to say about it on their website....
The sun is shining, the waters are clear. Hooray! Spring is here and we've just launched the refreshed Porto Montenegro website. The brand refresh, multi-language functionality, and additional features, coincides with the first push for sales of the beautiful new properties and 50m+ berths for that old superyacht you've got stashed in the back garden. So close your eyes; let the waters wash your worries away and buy your second home today…
AX&L, the latest offering from our in-house R&D team is now live! Created for this year's East Festival, the interactive installation explores the mathematical principles of Xenakis and Le Corbusier to create an architecturally-inspired muscial experience. For more infomation about AX&L please visit the AllofUs/East microsite. More information about the festival itself can be found on the Visit London FindEast website.
Our Interactive Canvas project for Microsoft comes top-of-the-class in last night's Design Week Awards winning the 'Digital Design - Information' category. So it will come of little surprise to you all that hangovers are a plenty this morning as the team drag themselves into the studio to share the experience with the rest of us....of which we're very proud! For anyone that missed it then you can read all about the Canvas here.
Our credit crunch blues were lifted this month after some pitch-winning action on the Bug World Experience - a major new family visitor attraction planned for Liverpool's Albert Docks next year. As the lead interactive consultants on the project our task involves the design and development of a whole bunch of on-site interpretive interactives for visitors…so watch this space for more info.
Computer Arts magazine bigs us again up this month by making us studio of the month. As I'm sure you can imagine we're immensely proud of such a prestigious accolade...so do make sure you check out the December issue (although electronic copies are available for anyone that misses it).
We've just developed a major new version of Sky's online, TV on-demand service Sky Player. Rather niftily the service now includes a state-of-the-art and super-high quality Live TV service, alongside the ability for all you folk without a satellite dish to watch Sky premium channels online for the very first time. More information is available here...
After several years of planning and design the new £10 million Wedgwood museum has finally opened its doors. The new museum now boasts an innovative suite on-site interactives made by AllofUs, alongside a rich and shiny new website built in conjunction with tech-agency KeepThinking.
Sporting a pair of shiny silver shoes, Sanky delivered his D&AD presidents lecture last night, to a packed Logan Hall.
So to celebrate, we threw caution to the wind, waved two fingers in the face of the nasty old credit crunch and had ourselves a party befitting of such a prestigious occasion.
Microsoft's annual REMIX conference took place on September 18th and 19th in Brighton, featuring the Microsoft Interactive Canvas. We had some great feedback and the installation was a hive of activity with a total of over 1000 messages and drawings added by attendees over the two days. There was also a talk by Mark Hauenstein and Tim Diacon in which they gave an overview of how we approached the project from both a creative and technical perspective. Click here to view the case study.
Yes you read this correctly...you're not dreaming or under the temporary influence of mind-bending drugs! The new AllofUs website has finally arrived and is here for all to see. Our excuse? Well we've just been too busy working our socks off on Client work to find the time to big ourselves up. But after 18 months of creative differences, redesigns, copy re-writes and image re-shoots, it is at last ready and we'd love to know what you think.
On the 27th November on a chilly winters night, as part of the Presidents lectures, Sanky shall be waxing lyrical about all things good, bad and ugly. Book tickets here, get there 7pm, sneak a beer in and don't be surprised if you have to get involved!!
At the Microsoft REMIX conference in the Brighton Centre on the 18th September we will unveil the Microsoft Interactive Canvas on which we have been working for the last few months. The public launch will be accompanied by a talk at 3pm detailing how the wall was made.
Mark and Tim (two of us) steal the show as they present their in-house R&D project Doodle Earth to visitors to the Screenedit Sessions. For those that missed the live performance and find themselves wanting to find out more then visit www.screenedit.com.
We've just been hired to design a posh new website and onscreen identity for Porto Montenegro...a luxury superyacht marina and Adriatic village in, erm, well you can guess. Its can be a hard life sometimes [sigh!]
After six years of hard work the Public Gallery in West Bromwhich has finally opened its doors. As the lead interactive consultants on this project, buckets of blood, sweat and tears has gone into crafting something that is truly innovative. For more information please visit the Public Gallery's website at www.thepublic.com.
The Coco De Mer online store has been redesigned to look even sexier than it did before. This is our second go at bringing Sam Roddick's luxury sex emporium to life online and the redesign is already having a big impact on sales. For more information see the Coco De Mer case study in our work section or visit the them live and direct at www.coco-de-mer.com.
We've launched a dedicated R&D unit to help our Clients exploit the very latest developments in interactive technology, with live projects already underway for both Land Securities and Microsoft. More information will be made available shortly, if in the meantime the sense of anticipation is proving to much to bear then email us to find out more.
AllofUs Art Directors Sanky and Matt team up to present at this year's Offf Festival in Lisbon. For anyone that didn't make it and would like to see what they said then email us to arrange your very own private view. Please book early mind.
Our work for the Dashwood development by Land Securties is finally unveiled. Core to the project is an innovative interactive marketing suite that incorporates an interactive meeting table that helps sales agents bring the building to life for prospective tenants. A supporting website also features. See our work section for more info.
The BBC History Timeline created by AllofUs wins best Arts and Culture website at the BIMA Awards. Yet another trophy to sit proudly in our toilet.