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It was great exhibition alongside the other Town Hall events groups, with everyone getting a chance to check out what everyone's been up to over the past 2 weeks. The Town Hall's Work and Skills Project Manager, Peter Norris, had a go on the app and was impressed with our concept and content!
Posted 5 Apr 2019 15:36
Great progress being made with the app as we continue to add and link more and more pages together. Our BA students haven't left any detail out, creating pages for different social media logins, and bonus content within the app.
Posted 3 Apr 2019 11:26
Our app group presented their user interface designs, demonstrating how the app would open and appear, showing general content within the app such as events going on in Manchester, and showing how the app would allow users to connect to other social media platforms.
Posted 1 Apr 2019 20:46
This morning we prepared for another visit to the Town Hall. This time it would be a tour led by the council as well as a project overview given by the project contractors, Lendlease
Posted 28 Mar 2019 15:17
After great feedback yesterday about our ideas, we began to look at how the content of app would be organised. after splitting the group in 2, and giving a quick introduction to Adobe XD, the first app developer team were full of ideas.3 of our BA1 students began to draw a storyboard/flowchart of how each page within the app could possibly link together. A productive morning which will definitely lead to an amazing outcome
Posted 27 Mar 2019 16:45
After reviewing the initial app ideas, our BA students began to discuss and prepare to pitch their concepts to Students from Connell Sixth Form College, who we'd be meeting at the Town Hall.
Posted 27 Mar 2019 00:21
This idea put forward by one group looked at the idea of an app user comparing and faceswapping themselves with The Manchester Murals within the Town Hall. Initially painted by Ford Madox Brown in the late 1800s, each of the 12 murals depict the history of Manchester. The BA students saw these images as a great opportunity to combine something fun which could be uploaded to social media, and learn about the city's rich history through literally immersing themselves within the paintings.
Posted 26 Mar 2019 16:51
Week 2 of Events 19 will be a busy one, by the end of the week, everyone will have had experience in creating an App, and will see their outcomes on exhibition along with the other 3 Town Hall groups.
Posted 11 Mar 2019 11:57
With session plans and risk assessments finalised and approved, here's an updated breakdown of what Group AD: Unlocking the Town Hall, will be getting up to during week 1.
Posted 11 Mar 2019 11:53
We'll be using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop to present work from conception through to the finished outcome. Everybody loves good graphics and we'll definitely have many to show at the end of Events 19
Posted 1 Mar 2019 22:02
With Building Information Modelling (BIM) becoming highly valued in the architecture profession, we'll be using AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUP to create visuals of outcomes. Our BA1 and BA2 students will get a better insight into what software packages are used in practice and how to get the best out of them.
Posted 1 Mar 2019 21:57
During Events 19 Team AD will be creating an app prototype using Adobe Xd. Tech experience or not, everyone will have the chance to learn and use the software, and the best thing's free to download so it's never too early to give it a go! Just click on the link below:
Posted 1 Mar 2019 21:50
Alfred Waterhouse, the Architect behind Manchester Town Hall. We'll be exploring much more into the history of the town hall and bringing this into the present day during Events 2019!
Posted 23 Feb 2019 20:16
The Events weeks will be packed with activities; everyone will get a chance to develop and design the app, as well as researching and interacting with potential users. Take a look at our session plan to see what's in store.
Posted 29 Jan 2019 14:10
To find out more about the transformation of Manchester Town Hall take a look at the links below!
Posted 29 Jan 2019 10:39