03/2009 : Wheelock College site launches
iFactory's recently produced a new design, HTML, and Flash piece for Wheelock College. The new design adheres to the school's identity and branding guidelines, while providing a cleaner and more interactive experience. A special Flash piece designed for the homepage draws attention to the many accomplishments of current students and the core values of the school.
Wheelock's webmaster notes:
"My experience with iFactory has been nothing short of fantastic. In working with iFactory, it becomes quickly apparent that they have no problem in being accommodating to diverse requirements and responsive to challenging deadlines. iFactory’s project management style is delivered in such a fashion that milestones and responsibilities for both the vendor and the client are very clear on how they impact the project’s quality and scope, and iFactory always has the client’s best interest in mind above all else.
iFactory’s delivery of our new site design has allowed our website has grown from a stale, outdated catalog of information, to a fresh, rich, content-driven site due to carefully planned information design and new interactive features; all in a matter of months. Given the ambitious deadline of time our project was given, it still blows my mind the quality iFactory was able to produce. From a web developer’s perspective, implementation of the new design could not have been easier, as iFactory’s team was very accommodating, even during off-hours.
When deciding whether or not to partner with iFactory on another major web initiative for our college, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.
Thanks again the outstanding work and support!"
- Brian Flynn, Webmaster for Wheelock College
Congratulations to Wheelock on the successful launch of their new site!
03/2009 : Oxford Biblical Studies site launches
An exciting, authoritative, dynamic online resource for students, scholars, community groups and librarians. It includes six essential OUP Bibles, concordances, the Oxford Bible Commentary, over 5,000 A-Z entries and chapters from acclaimed Oxford references, written by leading scholars and specialists. In addition, hundreds of images and maps provide visual perspectives on the biblical world. Browse Biblical Studies at: www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com
01/2009 : Granite site launches
iFactory is happy to announce the release of the new Granite Telecommunications website, www.granitenet.com. Granite Telecommunications is an industry leader in POTS, Broadband, Structured Cabling & Systems and Wireless; the new website was designed around a custom Flash application and unique look-and-feel. The positive feedback has been tremendous!
11/2008 : Columbia Gazetteer site launches
Columbia Gazetteer provides a database of names, descriptions and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world. The Gazetteer joins Columbia Granger's World of Poetry as part of the e-reference platform that iFactory has created for Columbia University Press.
Columbia Gazetteer Website
11/2008 : Harvard Business School MBA Program Website wins MITX Interactive Award
iFactory congratulates our client, the Harvard Business School MBA Program on their 2008 MITX Award for Best Educational Institution Website. MITX Awards are among the most prestigious honors bestowed in the web industry, recognizing the absolute best in creative design and innovation.
"We are grateful for the opportunity to have served a truly inspiring management team at HBS, whose intelligence, focus and vision made producing an exceptional website, possible." -- Alen Yen, President and Creative Director, iFactory
iFactory provides web design and web application development solutions for Higher Education institutions, Nonprofit organizations and Publishing companies. Our Higher Ed clients include:
- Harvard University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- New York University
- Tufts University
- The University of Chicago
- Yale University
- Wellesley College
11/2008 : Ten iFactory sites listed in top 180 eReference sites at LibraryJournal.com
iFactory designed and built 10 out of the top 180 eReference websites, based on a recent report from LibraryJournal.com. Sites were judged on categories such as design, value, ease of use and "bells & whistles."
We created the following eReference products:
- Columbia Gazetteer of the World
- Columbia Granger's World of Poetry
- Oxford African American Studies Center
- Oxford American National Biography
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online
- Oxford Islamic Studies Online
- Oxford Who's Who (and Who Was Who)
- Praeger Security International Online
- Rosen Publishing's Teen Health and Wellness
- SAGE eReference
Check out LibraryJournal.com for more information!
09/2008 : Harvard Business School Homepage launches
To prepare for the upcoming HBS Business Summit, Harvard Business School has launched an iFactory designed homepage to reflect their innovative new web presence.
09/2008 : Harvard Business School MBA site launches
The elegant Harvard Business School MBA website showcases the innovative teaching methods through a multimedia "console." Be sure to check out the Campus Tour!
07/2008 : Faun Sweeney, our new IA
iFactory welcomes Faun Sweeney as an Information Architect. Faun worked as an independent multimedia designer, designing the front-end of websites and creating a variety of printed collateral materials. She previously worked as a User Experience Manager at Integrity Interactive in Waltham, managing a team of user interface designers, and as a User Experience Specialist at Six Red Marbles in Cambridge. Faun oversees and produces functional requirements, wireframes storyboards and use cases, and translates requirements and learning objectives into user-centric design solutions. Prior to her IA role, Faun held such titles as Senior Producer, Web Developer and Interface Designer.
05/2008 : iFactory and Harvard Release the Institutional Memory Site
The Institutional Memory website tells the story of HBS over the past 100 years with video narratives from faculty, staff, students and generations of alumni, accompanied by a gallery of historical photos and an interactive timeline.
The Institutional memory Website
04/2008 : iFactory hires its VP of Operations, José Fossi
José previously worked for iFactory as a Senior Producer from 1997 to 2004 and has since been employed as a Senior Project Manager at both Business Lab in Paris, France and Leading Indicator Systems in Bedford. José comes to us with a deep understanding of iFactory history and processes and has spent the past ten years building up an extensive background in interactive project management.
01/2008 : Gorongosa National Park site launches
Gorongosa National Park is a Mozambican treasure that provides environmental, educational, aesthetic, recreational and economic benefits to all humankind.
Arnold Arboretum homepage launches
The Arnold Arboretum was interested in redesigning their website in order to convey more about the Arboretum offerings, make the website easier for researchers and visitors to navigate, and for the research community to find the content and features they were most interested in. In addition to redesigning the architecture and look-and-feel of the website, iFactory worked with the Arboretum to create the Interactive Map currently featured on the homepage. In a prior engagement, iFactory built the online functionality for the Arboretum's quarterly magazine, Arnoldia, which contains articles on plant science, ecology and conservation, parks and open spaces, landscape design, history and reports on the growth and development of the Arboretum's collections, plant introductions and botanical explorations. The Arnoldia archives date back to the early 1900's.
12/2007 : iFactory Launches Who's Who Online and Who Was Who online produced for Oxford University Press
Who's Who: The essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in all walks of life in the UK and worldwide, published annually since 1849. Plus, Who Was Who: Over 100,000 entries from the archives of Who's Who dating back to 1898: The definitive roll-call of the last 150 years of British history.
12/2007 : iFactory Launches The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry for Columbia University Press
The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations, numbers that will continually expand with each update. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German and Italian. A significant feature is the largest and most comprehensive subject browse. Granger's 6,000 subject headings are organized in a hierarchical structure of related themes and categories.
10/2007 : iFactory Launches Oxford University Press's Oxford Islamic Studies Online
An authoritative, dynamic online resource for students, scholars, government officials, community groups and librarians. Encompassing over 3,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information on Islam. Users can refine the rich array of content to search and browse by era, topic and geographic region, filter to view a specific type of content and make use of a variety of search forms to set criteria for locating biographical entries, bibliographic references, primary sources, terms in the Qur'an and Concordance and much more.
With the successful merger of RDW Group, iFactory becomes part of the largest independent agency in New England.
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iFactory launches five new websites for MIT Facilities, MIT Medical, MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT Sloan Management Review and the Whitehead-MIT Bioimaging Center Thanks to our partners and friends at MIT for being star clients!
Two years after the initial launch date, SkyandTelescope.com continues to win awards. Make sure to check out Sky & Telescope's Interactive SkyChart while you're there.
In keeping with our mission to bring together the best talent in interactive services, iFactory welcomes aboard interactive genius Greg Crist, star project manager Linda Godbout (formerly of Skyworld Interactive), engineering wiz Marc Moskowitz (formerly of the Harvard GSD), HTML/coding savant J.B. "I got no title" Price (formerly of Beeline Internet Resources) and sales goliath Alan Spira (formerly of Kaon and Skyworld Interactive.)
Our taxi-top campaign through Clear Channel Media is a hit! Thanks to all of you who called or emailed the overwhelmingly positive response. We still can't take credit for the quality of your ride.
Glenn Morgan, former CEO of Beeline Internet Resources and former COO of Skyworld Interactive, joins the Interactive Factory as Chief of Operations. Glenn's background in financial services, life sciences and mergers and acquisitions are welcome assets as we expand our operations.