University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield partner with Vivid to transform user experience

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The brief

In 2013, we embarked on a programme of online innovation with the University of Sheffield to shift their brand position worldwide and provide the best online experience for every one of their customers.

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Our approach

The University’s requirement for the highest of standards didn’t stop at their primary website. A creative showcase, an interesting media hub, a supreme user experience and international appeal…the list of requirements goes on.

And what a success: the website was awarded Bronze in the 2014 Heist Award category for ‘Best Website’.

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For the flagship University website created ‘the grid’ – a flexible solution that enables editors to showcase, prioritise and signpost large volumes of content relevant to each of their unique user groups.

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The grid

Flexible technology, easy to manage

Content rich websites needn’t be difficult to manage. Our platforms were carefully considered so that website editors could manage sites quickly and without any specific technical knowledge.

Choose your device

Whoever you are, wherever you are, our responsive website design ensures you’re guaranteed a superior online experience across all desktop and mobile devices.

The Crick Centre research website

An engaging website for those not already engaged in politics. How do we attract these users? With a vivid design, simple language and a platform to engage and interact through video, news, blog, social media and more.

The Crick Centre responsive website

The Florey Institute Research Site

Launched at the World Top 100 event in Tokyo, the Florey Institute website is a simple platform to showcase the University’s life changing research into antibiotic resistance worldwide through video, team biographies and news.

Florey Institute responsive website

Imagine Research Site

Also launched at the World Top 100 event, the Imagine research site is simple in technology, big on impact. As part of this project, we produced an exciting video showcasing the incredible technology and resources used by the ground breaking research team at the University.

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The Sheffield Institute for International Development website provides complex syndication of rich media content to seamlessly link relevant team member profiles, news, research publications and social media information.

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