News in brief round-up

A round-up of this week’s news in brief.

The Ground homepage
The Ground homepage

Stadium Creative has redesigned The Ground, a website showcasing print and web design by practitioners, students and enthusiasts. The consultancy was tasked with simplifying the user interface of the site and removing any unnecessary functionality.

Retail design consultancy Green Room has formed a strategic alliance with Midlands-based architects Holloway Foo, which will see the groups collaborate on a range of retail and commercial design projects and share expertise.

Peter Rabbit site

Peter Rabbit’s website has been redesigned by digital consultancy Tictoc, marking the character’s 110th birthday. The new site features an interactive timeline of Peter Rabbit author Beatrix Potter’s life, information on her art and books, games for children, resources for parents and teachers. The site also automatically recognises browsers’ locations, and supplies relevant, regional content.

The Roman Education Room classroom
The Roman Education Room classroom

Studio MB has designed the Roman Army Education Room at the Roman Vindolanda in Northumberland.

The new education room is a recreation of a Roman classroom, featuring a hologram teacher and virtual blackboard to teach school children subjects such as Latin, geography and history.

Consultancy Treat digital has designed a website for 400m hurdler Perri Shakes-Drayton. The site is heavily image-led, showing photography of the athlete as the site background and uses four colours to highlight different areas. Treat Digital used large typography for ease of use and clarity, with custom icons to highlight key information.

CBS Outdoor for iPad
CBS Outdoor for iPad

Undercurrent has created the identity and a series of animated films for the launch of CBS Outdoor Internationals’ European study into interactive behaviour and Out of Home advertising, the results of which will be shown on a website designed by Undercurrent. The consultancy used an illustration style to display different forms of interaction, such as QR codes, touch screen and augmented reality; which was used across a series of animations aiming to convey the survey results in a simple format.

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Offset Sheffield: 5 talks to catch

Design conference Offset has been going since 2008, taking over Dublin for three days a year with inspirational, educational and amusing talks from an array of well-known and up-and-coming designers. Having started up a London festival last year, it hits Sheffield for the first time in 2016, and will feature 60 speakers across two stages. We’ve put together a handful of must-see talks.