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The UWE videowall

Posted by Neil Finlay | 2 comments

In my last post about our YouTube channel I mentioned the work that we have been doing to produce a suite of videos highlighting student success stories where UWE has played a central role.

The complimentary feedback and popularity of the videos has meant that more are planned and other text based stories have been added to the mix. This gave rise to a problem - how do we create an attractive and intuitive web interface to navigate this ever-growing family of stories?

u+we stories videowall

The solution has now been published as our u+we stories scrolling videowall. This graphically rich and interactive new feature of the UWE website allows us to present the stories along with titles, and summaries that appear when you roll over a tile with the mouse.

Scrolling videowall

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The tiles that make up the wall can, and will, be reshuffled for campaign reasons or when new stories come online, giving us a flexible and expandable resource. Our videowall is already playing an integral part in the current international recruitment campaign.

Many thanks to our friends in IT Services for the technical wizardry.

Hope you like it.


Designing for Delight - this month's digital Bristol event

Posted by Emma O'Connell | 2 comments
DigitalBristol is a community for like-minded people in and around the Bristol area who want to stay up-to-date with the ever changing digital landscape, and meet-up, network, learn, and share. 

This month's speaker is Giles Colborne Managing Director at cxpartners. He works on strategy and user experience for major brands' web mobile presence worldwide. Giles is the author of the highly-regarded book , 'Simple and Usable', about designing simple, powerful web sites, mobile apps and interactive devices.

The event takes place this Thursday (9 February) at Horts Bar, Broad Street, 18.00-21.00 and is free - although you need to book.  More information can be found on Eventbrite.

If anyone fancies going let me know and perhaps we can make an outing of it!