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Old Arupians (2019)

A thorough refresh of one of our most venerable and successful projects. Fully responsive, nice and easy.

A thorough refresh of one of our most venerable and successful projects. Now fully responsive and even easier to use.

This vibrant community of retirees continues to use the website as the focal point of their social relationships with ex-colleagues. They also enjoy keeping tabs on their successors' attempts to continue their legacy.

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Old Arupians (2019)

Heatherwick Studio Intranet

A beautiful company intranet - fit for multi-award winning designers.

A beautiful company intranet - fit for a multi-award winning industrial design and architecture practise.

This bespoke development combines beautiful aesthetics with great functionality - staff skills, project tracking and a famed database of tens of thousands of objects dating back to the studio's earliest days.

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Heatherwick Studio Intranet
Heatherwick Studio Intranet Heatherwick Studio Intranet

“I think this is a splendid piece of work... It's clean, intuitive and a fantastic resource for us elderly types. Bravo.”

Scott Brownrigg Compass

Updated bespoke company intranet. Fully responsive, very well-connected.

An update to one of our existing bespoke company intranets. The fully responsive interface can be used on screens of all sizes - from phones to the biggest desktop monitor.

As well as providing a rich information portal, the intranet aggregates data from other corporate systems - staff information, project records and training events.

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London Business School Knowledge Capture

Compile, publish and annotate academic reading lists and other link collections.

A web application to help compile, publish and annotate academic reading lists and other collections of links.

From a central interface, administrators can set up course or client-specific reading lists and collections of links. Users then annotate, comment on and tag the links to build their own curated collections.

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“This small but perfectly-formed device is a really clever tool that can give many of us peace of mind and a means of checking site activity performance from our offices.”

Safetime CBC - Android App and Web Portal

Android App and Web portal for a multiple award-winning construction site safety monitoring system.

The Android App is used to perform safety inspections of scaffolding on construction sites. The App uses NFC to update a safety device attached to the scaffolds.

Data is synchronised back to a web portal that gives complete information on inspection history, device locations, weather feeds, etc.

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Safetime CBC web portal
Safetime CBC Android App
Safetime CBC Android App
Safetime CBC Android App

Ellipse website & CMS

Slick content management with YouTube, Wufoo and PDF generation.

Sophisticated content management functionality - rich text editing, versioning, image optimisation, approval workflows and publication scheduling and expiry - is supported by integration with YouTube and Wufoo to provide a powerful and feature-rich CMS which is, according to its users, "a doddle to use".

The ability to take user web input and generate PDF forms has greatly helped with insurance claim procedures.

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“[The applications] will save us significant time and money...The product is robust and adaptable - everything we asked for.”

Scott Brownrigg App for iPad & iPhone

A stylish portable portfolio of award-winning architecture projects, available via App Store for iPad and iPhone.

The App includes the latest company news, interesting research and information about over 250 projects split into lists based on sector and service.

Most projects have brief descriptions, quantitative data, multiple photographs and geographical locations plotted on maps.

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Scott Brownrigg App for iPad
Scott Brownrigg App for iPad Scott Brownrigg App for iPad
Scott Brownrigg App for iPhone
Scott Brownrigg App for iPhone

Scott Brownrigg Intranet

A vibrant, design-led company intranet - no technical skills required.

A bespoke intranet that was built on a tight deadline. All staff can author intranet content using straighforward web forms that require no specialist software or training.

The system is being regularly extended and now offers highly specialised functionality such as a CPD events calendar, a Stack Overflow-style Q&A section and bespoke staff review questionnaires with infographics.

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“The feedback during the training has been exceptionally positive, so I must thank you for all your amazing hard work in creating this wonderful system for us.”

Grant Thornton Events Management System

Full lifecycle event management: attendee registration, mailshots, table plans and name badges.

A bespoke system for managing staff events. The full event lifecycle is covered, from building the guest list, event website and registration form, mailshots and table plans.

To keep costs down, the system integrates with Wufoo, a powerful online form generation service that we have used to help build event registration forms. The system imports Wufoo data and records RSVP responses and dietary requirements.

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Last.fm Normaliser

A little application to re-rank your last.fm listening habits.

A little application to rank your favourite artists and albums by an estimation of how long you have spent listening to them.

The first version of the Normaliser was launched in June 2007, and immediately got a bit of coverage on influential blogs, which brought it a decent amount of traffic. After two years of solid service, we rebuilt the application from scratch using open-source technologies and refreshed the design.

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“The project ... went like clockwork. Associative Trails did an excellent job and were very responsive to any issues and requests as they arose.”

Croxley Rail Link CMS

Croxley Rail Link CMS

Retro-fitted content management to the rescue.

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Scott Brownrigg SPiDER

Scott Brownrigg SPiDER

Bespoke CRM: project, contact, event and guest list data management.

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Northdoor website & CMS

Northdoor website & CMS

A fresh redesign with streamlined administration to match.

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Ashridge Business Perspectives

Ashridge Business Perspectives

Up-to-the-minute business news and analysis, expertly selected.

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“Matt has been an inspirational product development partner, helping us to both clarify our initial vision and then deliver an outcome way beyond initial aspirations.”

Arup.com Technical Realignment

Arup.com Technical Realignment

Rebuilding a CMS and implementing web standards.

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Sheppard Robson Intranet

Sheppard Robson Intranet

A fully-featured company intranet developed in double-quick time.

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Sheppard Robson CRM

Sheppard Robson CRM

How we helped a leading architect manage their customer relationships.

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Gallerysmith

Gallerysmith

Content and customer relationship management for art galleries.

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“Thank you very much for helping us to reach this milestone. Without your patience, wonderful expertise and hard work we would still be dreaming about it.”

Arup contacts and events database

Arup contacts and events database

Managing thousands of contacts and a busy events schedule.

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Old Arupians community website (2006)

Old Arupians community website (2006)

Helping a community of retired employees to stay in touch and keep up-to-date.

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Arup collateral store

Arup collateral store

An intranet-based document repository and catalogue for marketing collateral.

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Collaboration

Collaboration

A central repository for contacts, appointments, documents and more.

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