Mon, 11/02/2015 - 22:43 -- bill

We were asked to re-concieve the website for UC Berkeley’s Digital Humanities Commons project in preparation for the launch of their first-ever Journal. We helped them clarify their communications with a high-impact, colourful iconic design and branding development. We also built a custom Drupal 7 theme to bring their project and their journal to life.

This is our first project in partnership with the Agile Humanities Agency.

Released: 2015
Client: UC Berkeley Digital Humanities program
Graphic Design: Bill Kennedy, IM
Information Architecture: Bill Kennedy, IM
Technology: Drupal 7
Project Direction: Dean Irvine, Agile Humanities Agency

Dundurn Press

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:29 -- bill

Dundurn Press is Canada’s most successful independent publisher, and we’re proud of our small role in their success. Relaunched in 2015, The Dundurn Press site is a shining example of both our graphic design work and the power of our ONIXLive suite. Since relaunch, Dundurn has seen an increase in online sales and its site has drawn the envy of its peers.

Released: 2015
Graphic Design: Bill Kennedy, Intelligent Machines
Technology: ONIXLive, Drupal
Project Management: October 17 Media

Irwin Law

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 20:32 -- bill

Irwin Law is a Canadian legal publisher located in Toronto. Their site is one of our most successful in terms of traffic and sales, demonstrating how our ONIXLive suite can support speciality publishers as well as trade publishers. Beyond their online catalogue, Intelligent Machines also developed Irwin Law’s Canadian Online Legal Dictionary, a vital online resource for the Canadian legal community.

Released: 2013
Graphic Design: Rick Thurston, Intelligent Machines
Lead and Architect: Bill Kennedy, Intelligent Machines
Technology: ONIXLive, Drupal, Nu-book

The Open Book Foundation

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00 -- bill

The newly incorporated Open Book Foundation has been a client since their inception. Open Book is a not-for-profit web-based organization that brings literary news, events and commentary to Ontarians through their Open Book: Toronto and Open Book: Ontario sites. We helped them conceptualize their web content, including their Writer-in-Residence program, Open Book Magazine, and Ontario Literary Landmark online Scrapbooks, and developed their underlying systems. In 2010 we developed and launched the Open Book app for iOs, which provides event and literary landmark maps driven by their existing web information.

This project demonstrates the power of a fully integrated system, allowing Open Book to capture information in one place and utilize it on their sites and in their mobile application. It also demonstrates the power of good information design, as Open Book is a very active and content rich site.

Initial Release: 2006
App Release: 2010
Graphic Design: Rick Thurston, Intelligent Machines
Lead and Architect: Bill Kennedy, Intelligent Machines
Project Management: Mart Leppik, Intelligent Machines

Ontario Trustees Facilitator site

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 11:43 -- bill

The Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) approached us to create a Trustee Facilitator site, providing vital resources and information for those training the province's school trustees. The site is primarily an intranet, used by Trustee Facilitators to download presentation materials, browse the Facilitator's handbook and provide a forum to share training techniques.

This site is completely responsive, meaning that it's smartly designed for viewing on browsers, tablets and mobile phones.

Released: 2013
Client: Ontario Education Services Corporation
Graphic Design: Rick Thurston, IM

Publisher Contact

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 15:41 -- bill

Let us keep you up to date on ONIXLive developments. Join us. We don't share any personal information and only send out mail when real progress is made. Thanks!

Mart Leppik,
Director, Business Development

CGA: Find Your Way

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 18:00 -- mart

We worked with the talented people of m marketing to create a promotional website for the Certified General Accounts of Ontario. The goal was to support a real-world marketing campaign which saw CGA representatives travel to high schools across the province to build awareness about accounting as a career. The campaign was enormously successful. Students were given a “PIN” number, which could be entered on the site for a chance to win a number of prizes. We created a custom engine to support thousands of entries, and also developed a “scavenger hunt” contest which guided students through the site towards a final quiz and chance to win.

CGA: Find Your Way demonstrated how an effective site can support an intelligently designed, real-world marketing campaign.

The Apostrophe Engine

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 15:55 -- bill

The Apostrophe Engine is a website operated by Intelligent Machines Partner Bill Kennedy and his colleague Darren Wershler. It is the source of the poems in apostrophe, a book published by ECW Press in 2006. The home page of the Apostrophe Engine site presents the full text of a poem called “apostrophe,” written by Bill in 1993. In this digital version of the poem, each line is now a hyperlink which generates an entire new poem with the help of a team of handy robots and the entirety of the internet.

Apostrophe has recently been exhibit the the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and is coming to Toronto’s Power Plant gallery in 2013.


Tue, 09/04/2012 - 16:40 -- bill
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