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Concept/Metaphor and Graphic Elements.
This new, representation of the CoCA building, Te Ara Hihiko, in the digital world provides easy and fast access to information regarding the building and also works created within. The website can be viewed on desktop and notebook screens and also mobile phones; specifically Android. Upon arrival, it goes straight into the live updated news feed which you can sort to what sort of updates you are looking for i.e. Tweets or most popular. Events and the sort are also posted on this page so people can know right away what is happening.
The Gallery section enables Massey students and Alumni to post their work up for others to see and comment. You can also set permissions on who can view it and share it. This gives students the ability to grab inspiration from work created inside and around the building and also showcases work to prospective students. Both gallery and news, you can scroll down to view more tiles.
The Space page allows users to view from anywhere the conditions of the building, how full each floor is, what classes are being taken where and the ability to book areas at a certain time.
Things can be set to private, so that only those people logged in can view work if it is sensitive to Massey.
The Idea behind the website is that it is a portal into the building for students and prospective students to engage with. The background is grey like the outside walls and the colour palette is from aspects around the building. The building itself is quite bare, with it showcasing the materials that it is made from and the wiring laid out. This website is also minimal in its setup using basic shapes, bold typefaces and simplistic layout. The few options are easy to understand and use.
Similar to the desktop version, everything is more condensed and linear. The gallery has been expanded to 2 columns to view the work more easily.