Imano Agency (now Ness-SES) was approached by TennisTV partners with the challenge to update and revitalize the TennisTV experience to better engage their audience and increase enthusiasm among a younger generation fans.
We worked in partnership with PERFORM to create a seamless experience for our tennis fans regardless of what/when devices were accessed.
One of our team's biggest challenges was to reinvent the way fans experienced content, providing them with live stats, games info, players ranking etc., right at their fingertips on desktop, tablet or phones.
On times of world tours several games were shown daily, sometimes in parallel. We designed experiences that allowed users to watch up to four games at the same time whilst being able to schedule, peak or switch to other matches on a blink of an eye.
The apps toke challenging five months to completion and testing and the suite was very well received by clients and fans.
Creative Direction: Nick Lockington
Art Direction/UX: Carlos Franco
Design: Jessica Chodosh & Ceri Preston
Berghaus was looking into building a solution based on a early research done with local adventures. The question they asked was "How can we help adventures dreams becoming reality?" The answer: ... It begins with a first step
During our discovery sessions we understood our types of adventures. What they all had in common was the need to achieve something greater. The Adventure List was born to enable people with or without experience achieving and 'crossing' adventures from their list.
Featured adventures were carefully suggested by a team of professionals, whilst users could share their own adventures to inspire another person. At the end of each trip, users were invited to share their adventure moments on social networks by creating a self generating video clip.
The Adventure List helped growing an online community of like minded adventures creating amazing new possibilities for future brand engagement.
Follow the community at http://community.berghaus.com/expeditions/
Creative Direction: Nick Lockington
Art Direction/ UX/ Design: Carlos Franco
Design: Silvia Bertolissi
Copyright© 2014 Berghaus Limited.
We built a web app within three days to improve users experience on an article exploring the arrival of the F-35 II Jet to UK's military arsenal.
The application toke users through an interactive tour around the jet's parts and weapons system. Users could use the tablet's accelerometer to see the fighter's structure.
Live on (best on iPAD 2 or later):
Head of Design: Joel Newman
Art Direction and design: Carlos Franco
After the design of its iPad premium app, Sky News assigned a team of nearly forty creatives to create their new ambitious website.
The website comprised of clear hierarchy throughout, with "heroes" adapting to the news relevance, distinct interactive content and video timelines mimicking our successful iPad app navigation . The website's bottom half was dedicated to trending articles and analysis by the networks most respected journalists.
At the core of Sky News was a Content Management System created to feed all relevant news channels at once, revolutionising the way editors published content.
The website received several mentions and was awarded "The best news and information website" at a top awards ceremony in London.
Art Direction/UX/ Design:
Carlos Franco & Cat Higgins
With the release of the Windows 8 in august 2012, Sky News partnered with Microsoft to create one of first apps of the kind running via Windows Metro.
The app deployed the most relevant news of the day direct to users widgets providing the same full experience of the Sky News website. Video content could be opened/closed by a simple click on the corner of the screen and trending news were feed from social networks into the app.
Sky News for Windows 8 shipped with the first release of Windows 8 and it was a hit among news readers around the world.
In 2011 I was called to pitch for Sky News during a day long hacking day. After achieving first place from fifteen competitors, Sky offered me a position as a Senior Digital Designer on their newly assigned 'digital projects' team.
During three and a half years I have worked on special projects for iPads, iPhones, web, interactive displays and product development. I also tasked with ensuring brand consistency across Sky News digital products.
Transvision was the most fun billboard we have designed since it displayed news accordingly to its location and allowed smooth animations on high definitions LED displays shine.
Located in high dwell time areas on the station concourses in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow & Edinburgh, the network transmits for 16.5 hours per day between 07:00 & 23:00 (Mon - Fri) and 07:00 - 23:00 (Sat & Sun).
The latest projects I worked on Sky News included its new website, Apple TV and Roku design.
Sky News was one of the news channels that provided the biggest coverage for the 2012 US president elections. There were entire teams of producers dedicated to the development of the elections.
To create a solid base of followers the we designed an app that immersed users into a full experience where they could learn, keep up to date state-by-state and create discussions over social networks such as twitter.
The application was a big success amongst viewers and went on to influence the TV graphics on prime time news.
Art Direction/Design: Calos Franco
Design: James Mitchell
The International Antarctic Expedition is aiming to raise awareness of the year 2041 - the point at which the politicians could start to amend the international treaty which protects Antarctica from drilling and mining.
Its organisers say the territorial claims made by numerous countries for Antarctica, although not legally recognised, do not bode well for the prospect of the continent maintaining its unique neutral status.
To raise awareness about the expedition led by polar explorer Robert Swan, Sky News design team developed an app that broadcasted the daily routine of those explorers on a mission to save Antarctica.
The design consisted of a ten day wheel that presented viewers with the main challenges faced to preserve the area, information about the continent, the team and the zones already claimed by rich nations.
The project increased significantly the numbers of views during the days the app was live and generated a good social buzz on twitter.
Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in 2013, a papal conclave began the process of electing a new sucessor.
The cardinals heading into the Conclave in Rome knew they wouldn't see the world outside the Vatican walls again until they have chosen a new Pontiff. The highly secretive process has been experienced by few men over the last century.
We were commissioned by the news team to create a journey where our readers would feel part this process. Since people weren't allowed at the same chambers the cardinals were, Sky News 3D team created virtual copies of the Vatican which the interactive team brought to life through beautiful story telling.
Computer games firms Microsoft and Sony have gone head-to-head with the launch of new devices aimed at sparking a next-generation "console war".
As correspondent Greg Milam went on field interviewing the new generation of gamers we realised that many didn't know about consoles that made history and still remain as relevant players in today's market.
To illustrate that experience we created a real game where users would drive our journalist Greg Milam into discovering about games and consoles through history. Upon arriving to an sports arena in Los Angeles, viewers were invited to discover the lastest about the two main players in the market and their promises for the years to come.
Comments were posted on twitter's hashtag #consolewar and displayed live within the
Sky Products Development had been requested to ideate a new way to add value and drive up sales to pub landlords subscribed to Sky Sports.
Our team helped Product Development creating and testing a second screen experience prototype dubbed "Match Buddy".
Stages of engagement
Anytime - The user accesses the app to digest news, setup bets and invite friends to the next football match at the pub of their choice.
On the way to the pub - Users could remind their friends about the match and setup further predictions.
During the match - The users played-along football pub quizzes, banter and predict scores. Costumers also benefited of pub discounts and the winner received cash prizes, tickets and in-venue spot prizes.
A prototype version of the app and its second screen experience was tested and measured in two pubs within London and Newcastle.
Pub Challenge, The final version of the app was redesigned and released by Monterosa.co.uk in partnership with Sky Sports.
Marguerite Tonery (Psychology UCD, MSc) approached me to design her new company's identity. Transflow Therapy focus on helping others to reach their highest potential through workshops, interactive and audio content.
The identity briefing: Vibrant, Alive, Powerful, Transformative and Free
The overall result can be seen on a serie of audio CDs created to help individuals getting the tools their need to progress physically, mentally and spiritually.
Each artwork featured a painting of a nature scene coming to life and metaphorically inviting listeners to live.
The "Live The Life" pitch.
iRIS Mobile Solutions partnered with Ness to create the ultimate hotel concierge experience for Trump Hotel collection. The mobile app extends the brand promise of personalised experiences without boundaries, limits or compromise.
Trump Hotel Collection takes pride in knowing its guests needs. Based on the guest history, the app anticipates and suggests services as well as it keeps them organised once booked.
The prototype app used 'material animations' to guide users through the interface and it featured an interactive timeline where users could create their own hotel experience via app.
Our pitch was the winner and Trump Hotel Colelction® is now our partner.
TV Superstars was a serie of games which players could capture their face actions into 3D avatars and take part of themed challenges against friends.
My job consisted in testing patterns and gestures in the real world, translating them into Flash interactions, then converting all by the engine Unity® into UI elements on the game.
Working with the Sony design team was defintely a great experience.
We have pitched for Ritz Paris on the bid to win the app design for their new opening.
The brief: Exclusive, sofiticated and traditional.
The app extended the hotel experience to the guests by offering exclusive services, personalised chauffeur and shopping assistants, all one swipe away.
The interface reflectes the hotel's environment and experiences guests have at the establishment. Simple gestures like swipes were used to reveal features in the app without affecting its clean design.