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I worked with John Cowen to design and develop the previous iteration of the onedotzero site. Now a world-wide, hugely influential motion graphics festival and curation organisation.

I handled all the UX and UI components of the site, working closely with john to provide strategic problem solving to some of the major publishing  challenges that the organisation faced.

One of the largest was, within the budget constraints, the provision of a content management system that could handle the text and video publishing they were wanting to do. We opted to follow a route that hosted all data off-site, through other publishing platforms such as Vimeo. Using the Vimeo API, we could provide categorised content listings, searching and filtering by date, location and comments, and then present those results back through the ODZ site. For all intents, ODZ was essentially skinning the Vimeo platform.

One advantage of this approach was that video content was already existing in a very popular and robust video platform, and provided yet another entry route for people to discover onedotzero. The downside was that performance was always governed by a third party. Despite some API gymnastics to provide a richer data set with which to filter by, it became problematic, limiting our functionality to what the API could deliver.

 

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