Blog: News, views and some opinionated commentary from the team at Mecca Medialight


Software Bboes

Spring Cleaning

Doing some spring cleaning - and reflecting on the past 22 years ... working with great software like Hypercard, Videoworks, Director, and playing Myst and Marathon.  ... Continue reading ...
Digitalbrandarticle

Developing a brand's online application.

Translating a client's brand to a digital platform can sometimes become complicated. In this article I wish to shine some light on these issues and explain how in our work we retain a strong visual brand message, allowing the brand to develop online. ... A well executed visual brand will consider a… Continue reading ...
Lost on ice

Geolocation: Where's my head at?

So you are building a site or app, and you want to offer content or services that can be tailored to users according to their location (eg 'find the nearest cinema'). Geolocation lets users share their location with trusted web sites. The Geolocation API defines a "high-level interface to location … Continue reading ...
Isetta

Thinking small and mobile...

Mobile sites, responsive designs and apps .. Its no secret that the popularity and proliferation of mobile devices has meant many businesses need to rethink their digital and online strategies. So - what are the main options?

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Festival posters

Designing For Festivals

Over the years, we've been involved in bringing a few festivals online, including  ... ... Melbourne International Film Festival ... Melbourne Festival ... L'Oreal Fashion Festival ... Whitenight Festival ... Antipodes Festival ... Greek Film Festival ... La Mirada Festival  ... Dungog Fi… Continue reading ...

Interaction Design

'Interactivity' is often limited to the user moving their cursor to an appropriate place, clicking their mouse, then something happens. Choice follows a tree structure with limited branches and is limited to a series of predetermined outcomes, nothing new or unplanned for originally can develop, emerge or challenge the original script.

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School

Education and Training

Mecca Medialight's has developed a number of educational simulations and games. These projects, such as "The Planning Game" (published by RMIT), "Apollonia" (Melbourne University), "The Virtual Direct Marketer" (Australia Post), and "After the Fact" (National Institute of Forensic Science) - as wel… Continue reading ...