Photographer Brock Elbank is halfway through taking a series of 60 portraits of bearded fellows around the world after close friend Scott Maggs, better known by his alias Jimmy Niggles, started growing his 'epic' beard after one of his best mates Wes Bonny died when a melanoma in his neck spread to his brain at the age of just 26.
We're currently building social awareness and the full campaign - focusing on getting everyone to get a melanoma check - will launch later in the year. However press has been picking it up already and today sanky - one of our founders - has surfaced on the pages of buzzfeed with one of his portraits - #34 of 60 - stay tuned for more news and check out...
With a raft of new exciting projects AllofUs are looking to for passionate and enthusiastic freelance User Experience designers. We're interested in meeting talented midlevel designers with 3-5 years under their belt.
You should know your IA from your wireframes, your personas from your scenarios and you must have a keen eye for detail in your execution.
A good grasp of graphic design, HTML prototyping, or user research are all bonuses.
All enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce the total re-design of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation website, developed to promote the organisation’s work around the world providing practical support to help prevent religious prejudice, conflict and extremism.
A key priority has been to refine the organisation’s messaging and vision in line with their new brand positioning. The Foundation deals with complex and sometimes difficult subject matters. Therefore a great deal of time was spent with the content teams at the Foundation to get a deep understanding of the topics at hand and create specific design features and formats around the needs of the end user, ranging from the sensitivity of the image editing to the creation of the 'snippet' tool.
We also had to accommodate a wide ranging global target audience for the site, ranging from supporters, students, governments, NGOs and professionals who are interested in gaining an in-depth knowledge of the Foundation’s work .
And of course the site needed to work across multiple platforms to appeal to everyone, allowing easy access to the unique information.
Site can be viewed here.
Lucky Jem, our Design Director, is heading off to Cannes Lions this week as part of a specially selected group of women who are participating in 'See It Be It', a programme that aims to further women in the creative industry. This is the inaugural programme and it promises to be an exciting one, with meet and greets with VIP speakers, mentoring events and creative leadership sessions lined up. As part of her contribution to 'See It Be It' Jem was interviewed by Getty Images for their latest #RePicture campaign, which you can read here and don't forget to follow @allofustweet next week to see more of what she gets up to...
We are all beaming here at AllofUs this week as we have been included in R/GA Design Director Peter Jupp's selection of the best avant-garde agencies in London for Awwwards. We are in very good company with R/GA, Method, UNIT9, Poke, ustwo and Moving Brands also included in the same category as us. Our inclusion in the list came as a total surprise and we are thrilled that our hard work and passion is appreciated out in the big wide world! Big thank you to Peter and the Awwwards team :)
We have now completed work on a series of interactive exhibits for the ‘Ancient lives: new discoveries’ exhibition at the British Museum which opens to the public this week, May 22nd. Using breakthrough technology, the exhibition shows a never-before-seen picture of eight individuals’ lives in the Nile Valley over 4,000 years - from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.
The exhibition, which runs until November 30th, is made possible by three-dimensional CT reconstructions of the mummies. These are made up from hundreds, sometimes thousands, of CT scans combined to create an impressively detailed reconstruction of the bodies and objects concealed within the wrappings.
Head over to Sky News for a sneak preview!
We're proud to announce that AllofUs is in the process of finalising a series of interactive exhibits as part of the upcoming British Museum exhibition 'Ancient lives, new discoveries.' Sponsored by Julius Baer, technology partner Samsung. There is already a lot of excitement surrounding the exhibition as seen in The Telegraph. More information coming soon...
See two of our founders interviewed in this short film by London & Partners - a celebration of London's finest tech and creative talent. It makes us genuinely proud to see so much of our work being used for such a prestigious cause... and that Orlando and Phil are keeping such fine company these days ;)
Today our Lead Project Manager, Sarah Gautier, headed down to Skinners' Academy to speak to the students about AllofUs and the world of Project Management. Sarah was most impressed with the well behaved students (no back chat and all listened intently), as well as their attention to detail - immediately spotting the swear word included on one of her slides, whoops! It was a refreshing approach to careers advice, with people invited in to talk about what they do. Hopefully it helped to inspire the project managers of tomorrow!
We're always happy to share our experiences with students, especially at the institutions that got us started and over the next few months we have a lot of talks and lectures lined up for various members of the studio. Kicking this off were Kam and Marie, two of our visual designers, who were invited to Nottingham Trent University to give a presentation about the type of work we do here at AllofUs and how we go about it.
Kam and Marie were keen to convey the AllofUs philosophy of always putting the user at the heart of any project and explaining the breadth of work that we encounter here. They showed the students that being a digital designer isn't just about websites and if you'd like to know what they mean, then check out some of our projects to see just how varied the AllofUs portfolio is.
Interesting article on Yota Play, now known as Play, and their plans for the future. It is great to see Play go from strength-to-strength and is now Russia's most successful video-on-demand service. You can read more about our involvement in building this service here.
We have just completed a series of videos and installations to mark the launch of the MAST Foundation, a new institute established by owner of innovation-based industrial solutions group Coesia, Isabella Seràgnoli, in Bologna, Italy.
We have been tasked with designing and building three interactive exhibits for the Industrial Focus Area, which is part of the MAST Foundation’s new cultural centre. The centre will open fully next year, exploring the innovations in electro-mechanical engineering and motion. - See more at: ibbonline.com
The videos give you a little taste of what’s to come as we are busy developing the full Interactive experiences as we speak. Each Interactive will take visitors through a different engagement that starts with "Move It", a truly interactive journey that allows visitors to design different gears through multitouch and object recognition. "Wrap It" will allow visitors to be a chocolate manufacture, wrapping the chocolates to meet consumer demand... stay tuned as they develop further.
Last week we jetted off to Zurich airport to install our interactive installation 'LAI' for Ballantine's, in collaboration with Work Club. The refreshed experience allows travellers to create their own unique impression using colour, motion, proximity and shape. A unique, printed code then lets people share their impression at the integrated popup bar and suggests a Ballantine's whisky cocktail. All images are automatically uploaded and shared on the LAI gallery. The installation runs in the departures lounge until September.
Jem, Head of Visual Design, continues to share her knowledge with the wider world, this time round it's Digital Arts and how to get started in the design industry for all aspiring designers, as well as an inspiring talk (the students words not ours!) to the students at Loughborough University School of the Arts on creative careers and managing your online presence. Check out the Digital Arts article here
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.
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.
After two years working covertly with the Telegraph Media Group on the UX and design of their new online paywall and metre, we're extremely proud to see this landmark project go live. Its clearly a bold and important step by the Telegraph, that will almost certainly have a ripple effect across the rest of the publishing business. Its 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.
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/
Visually things are looking much more modern too with the design, that is also better equipped for the multi-platform age. We've worked hard on it with our friends in McCann with the online tool performing a key role within a new integrated campaign. So keep your eyes peeled (no pun intended) for that...website link here.
OK, maybe “featured” is stretching it, but...
This week sees the unveiling of our latest interactive installation commissioned forBallantine'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...
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.
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
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.
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...
We’ve just been given the go-ahead to design the digital wayfinding system for the eagerly awaited Westfield Stratford City opening this autumn - the shopping centre next to the 2012 Olympics site. The system will help visitors plot their journeys, enabling them to easily navigate between shops, services and transport links. We are working in close collaboration with Connect IB to bring together our user experience and interface design with their wayfinding skills and touch technologies. Watch this space for more info.
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!
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.