How to Put Museum Calendars on the Web – part 1: Times

Written by Dr Greg Turner
Published on 9 Feb 2018

Just when you think you’ve thought of everything, someone asks for repeating events across different time zones, excluding public holidays.

So you want to put events on your website. You quickly knock together a program that stores events with some basic information: title, date, time, location, description. Then you make a list of events, sorted by date. Job done ...

3 ways to integrate data for a smarter museum

Written by Dr Greg Turner
Published on 25 Jan 2018

In the past few months, our GLAMkit users have been doing us proud, using GLAMkit to underpin parts of the visitor experience beyond their websites. Because so much information flows through the website, GLAMkit provides opportunities to integrate data and push it to new places.

1. Multi-screen information boards

Museums already use GLAMkit to serve single-screen 'what's on today ...

See you after the jump…

Written by Dr Timothy Mansfield
Published on 22 Dec 2017

It's only when working with colleagues and clients from the other hemisphere that you realise how much of a singularity this next week or two is in Australia.

Sure, lots of places celebrate Xmas in a more or less civic way along with the other seasonal holidays. But in many places, it's a day or two off work ...

Who Is Yves Pigneur and Why Should Entrepreneurs Know?

Written by Dr Timothy Mansfield
Published on 14 Dec 2017

People talk a lot about “business models” and “value propositions” these days. No-one understand what that means better than Dr Yves Pigneur.

So… Who is Yves Pigneur?

Dr. Pigneur has dedicated his life to helping start-ups get ahead in competitive markets. With the help of his colleague, Alexander Osterwalder, Pigneur devised the Business Model Canvas. This tool along with strategies ...

Organising A Museum Website – Sitemap Best Practice

Written by Dr Timothy Mansfield
Published on 7 Dec 2017

A museum website contains a vast amount of detailed information, from previews of collections and exhibits, to visitor guides, research, and donor lists. Content must be structured in a logical fashion so that users can find what they need without a clunky or overwhelming site design. Important information has to be accessible and not hidden in the recesses of the ...

Why we prefer Straightforward Billing, and you should too

Written by Dr Alastair Weakley
Published on 16 Nov 2017

Our preferred approach to charging for software development is to charge based on the time we spend. We sell our time in blocks of hours and carefully spend that time working with you to establish, feature by feature, what you actually need to include in your site.

We call this charging style “straightforward billing”.

When we just charge this way ...

Why fixed-price, fixed-scope projects are nearly always a bad idea

Written by Dr Alastair Weakley
Published on 9 Nov 2017

There are lots of reasons why a client might prefer a fixed-price, fixed-scope project. The biggest one is there’s a feeling of security when you set out to buy something and you know exactly what that something is, and how much it will cost.

It’s a bit like when you need a loaf of bread and you have ...

Just Launched: My Saving Grace

Written by Fabian McDonald
Published on 7 Nov 2017

Every so often we  are privileged enough to work on a project that really makes us stop and reflect. And so it was with My Saving Grace, a website exploring the link between animal abuse and domestic violence.

Over three years in the making, the project tells the shocking story of how perpetrators of domestic violence use the bonds people ...

Wealthfront: A Successful Lean Startup

Written by Dr Timothy Mansfield
Published on 2 Nov 2017

Founded in 2009, Wealthfront is a lean startup that lets regular investors have access to highly skilled investment managers. The company currently manages over 200 million US dollars in investments. Additionally, the business successfully meets all the complex regulations required to operate in this domain.

According to this case study, the company has achieved great success using lean startup techniques ...

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