Skills used: Design, Creative Thinking, Front-end Development, Setup
As the world’s leading education company, Pearson provide multimedia learning tools and testing programmes for every stage of a learner’s journey. Staying at the forefront of global education requires constant innovation, and for the 30th BETT Education Technology event at ExCel London, this industry voice wanted to firmly establish themselves as thought leaders in the role of technology for the 21st century.
Working closely with their Event Management team, we built a full multimedia suite for Pearson’s BETT stand as part of their wider #learneroutcomes campaign, giving attendees a vital opportunity to have their say on how tomorrow’s technology will affect classroom learning.
As part of the Whitespace team, Adam was tasked to be a think tank behind the processes of the exhibition setup. He needed to create a way for multiple types of data being submitted through the iPads and PC’s, to then feed in to a database that would relay the results to a 3×3 screen.
On that large plasma display, would be live video, recorded video, the statistics from the exhibition audience’s feedback as well as a live Twitter feed. Adam spent approximately 5-8 hours drawing concepts on how everything would link together.
After several discussion with Pearson’s and a couple of third-parties, he had it. He had a deadline of 2 weeks to deliver.
He designed and developed a responsive microsite that would be viewable from the iPads and PC’s. That microsite would allow the exhibition visitors to part take in a questionnaire and a poll. It also gave them access to find out more information by accessing PDF’s and more. Within the microsite was a responsive twitter feed that automatically scrolled every couple of minutes when new tweets came in. He also created a separate page within the microsite that automatically updated the statistics graph every few minutes too.
Using some software from one of the third parties, they brought all of that together on the plasma screens. 3 plasma’s along the bottom for the twitter feed, 2 plasma’s to the right for the statistics and the remaining 4 plasma’s for video. Adam helped with the setup in London and the exhibition was a great success.