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Cultural Institutions

Strategy, Information Architecture, Design, UX

To convey the multi-faceted nature of the Dahl Foundation's offering Bureau devised a cogent display of their range of activities, all within a visual structure which allows for a free-flowing expression of the context behind them.

Focus on service, service and service

The development of the user experience and design for Portsmouth City Council is focused entirely on delivering information and services in as concise and straightforward a manner as possible.

Information Architecture, Design and User experience, Branding and Brand integration

Website and brand for the acclaimed touring theatre company Plaines Plough, a company that shows only new plays. The dynamic site with multiple content pathways ranging from a location-based map to a playwright-centric archive enables the user to explore content instinctively, whilst addressing a progressive cultural audience.

Strategy, Information Architecture, Design and User experience

The Royal Institution's video channel features a high percentage of original content created by the team at the Royal Institution, supplemented by aggregated content from partner organisations and curated online sources. The visually engaging website drives content uptake through its sophisticated deployment of social media which allows users to comment and share specific parts of the content rather than entire videos.

Strategy, Information Architecture, Design and User experience

The collaboration between BMW and the Guggenheim Foundation saw a mobile thought laboratory travel to New York, Mumbai and Berlin, seeking to engage a wide audience of creative thinkers to discuss some of the problems facing today's societies. The website, which attracted more the 120,000 likes within ten days of launching, was shortlisted for a public Webby award.

Information Architecture, Design and User experience

Research Space is a prototype academic tool, funded by the Mellon Group of international museums. Bureau developed an easy-to-use user interaction, modelled on actual grammar which allows users to create sophisticated search queries and better explore and annotate the rich, RDF triple-data in their relational database.

Event series website

The website for Zamyn's Global Citizenship series of discussions and talks held at the Tate in Summer of 2013 was designed to act as both programme and archive for the exciting set of speakers, which included Chris Dercon and Lord Turner.

Information Architecture, Design and User experience

Designed with a mobile-first approach, the Ri's site was created to be fully responsive in order to communicate and drive the organisation's many events. Integrating seamlessly with the Bureau-designed and -built video channel, it used Eventbrite as a cost-effective way for users to book their events.

Visual Language

Working with the Centre’s Digital Transformation Team, we set out to create a visual language that leads Southbank Centre and their audiences into the future. Purposeful, functional and unashamedly built on the expectation of a better future, enabled by new thinking and technologies, the new site will be rolled-out over the coming months