mN at work Latest news from Magnetic North http://www.mnatwork.com/ magneticNorth 2014 <![CDATA[mN talks hosting]]> Tue, 20 August 2013 00:00:00 BST here (and have a peek inside the mN studio).]]> <![CDATA[MPA Awards shortlist!]]> Thu, 11 July 2013 00:00:00 BST announced as a finalist in the MPA Awards! Our work with the University of Manchester on interactive information screens has only gone and got us shortlisted for 'Best Digital Agency' in the Inspiration category, and we are very chuffed indeed.
This year will see the inaugural MPA Awards, which have been designed to celebrate innovation, collaboration and inspiration across the creative and media sectors. The winners will be announced at the awards do on September 12 at Gorton Monastery. Wish us luck!]]>
<![CDATA[BBC Writersroom]]> Tue, 09 July 2013 00:00:00 BST BBC Writersroom team to build a new online script submissions system that will make reviewing fresh writing talent a doddle. Think you're the next Woody Allen? Well until now, aspiring writers have had to submit their scripts to the BBC by post (or carrier pigeon, whichever you prefer), resulting in a huge manual management task for the Writersroom team. The new digital solution will help to manage the thousands of scripts received each year, making the whole process much more efficient.
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<![CDATA[mN is 13]]> Thu, 04 July 2013 00:00:00 BST in the studio, but the team are likely going to need a little post-lunch sleep to recover from all that food.
It's a big deal to be able to say that we've been doing digital since 2000, and we feel pretty proud about it. Here's to the next 13!
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<![CDATA[Journeys of Distinction]]> Wed, 26 June 2013 00:00:00 BST new digital home for specialist travel tour operator, Journeys of Distinction. Built around clever search features based on the range of themes and regions, it allows users to locate luxury tailor made experiences suited to them. We've also made the site fully responsive for desktop and tablet users, so you can put your feet up and have a brew while the site helps you find your perfect holiday. Don't forget to send us a postcard!]]> <![CDATA[Manchester is dreaming big]]> Mon, 29 April 2013 00:00:00 BST this article over at Manchester Evening News. Congratulations from mN to all the new board members!]]> <![CDATA[An mN Christmas]]> Sat, 01 December 2012 00:00:00 GMT Every Christmas we create a little something for our friends. For 2012, we set ourselves the task of creating something digital to help others get the most out of the festive season. We ended up curating a list of the best Christmassy links from across the internet and packaging them in a lovely seasonal design.]]> <![CDATA[mN's Day Out]]> Wed, 22 August 2012 00:00:00 BST Take a look at some of our favourite photos from the day here]]> <![CDATA[Design Top 5]]> Fri, 27 July 2012 00:00:00 BST @halfheadhenry) was asked by the folks at the Creative Times to tell them about his 'Design Top 5'. From tour guides of San Fransico to Japanese Fridge Penguins - you can read the full interview here.  ]]> <![CDATA[mN on G+]]> Tue, 24 July 2012 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[mN is 12]]> Fri, 06 July 2012 00:00:00 BST 12 of our favourite books from the mN library. We thought it would be even cooler to give the books away too.]]> <![CDATA[Updated VisitManchester.com]]> Thu, 05 July 2012 00:00:00 BST VisitManchester.com site has just gone live. The new site has lots of new functionality and the showpiece is a travel focussed map feature which lets you explore the city in more depth. Watch out for a new mobile site later this summer too! ]]> <![CDATA[BBC Sport Olympic mobile site on Design Week]]> Mon, 28 May 2012 00:00:00 BST Design Week had a quick chat to our creative director about it.]]> <![CDATA[University of Manchester]]> Thu, 24 May 2012 00:00:00 BST
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<![CDATA[G,G,G,Gold!]]> Tue, 22 May 2012 00:00:00 BST Microsoft Surface Table expereince within, took  top honours in the 'Visitor Information Provider of The Year' catagory.  ]]> <![CDATA[Liam Maxwell & mN]]> Thu, 17 May 2012 00:00:00 BST Surface table experience we created in the Tourist Information Office. We were on our best behaviour (we'd combed our hair and everything) and Mr Maxwell had a good play around on the surfaces tables. We'd say a nice time had by all. ]]> <![CDATA[BBC Maestro does the double]]> Wed, 18 April 2012 00:00:00 BST BBC Maestro project been nominated for a Webby Award but we've also been nominated in the 'Best Interactive Design' catagory at the Design Week Awards. Double Whammy!]]> <![CDATA[Webby Awards 2012 nomination!]]> Wed, 11 April 2012 00:00:00 BST Maestro project which saw us hack Microsoft Kinect technologies to let kids conduct the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra using just their hand gestures has been nominated for a Webby Award. Brilliant news. We collaborated with the team at BBC R&D North on the project and we're all over the moon. The winners are announced in New York on May 1st. Get your fingers and toes crossed for us immediately.]]> <![CDATA[Desert Island Disc hits 8 million downloads]]> Fri, 23 March 2012 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Google Protothon]]> Fri, 16 March 2012 00:00:00 GMT WebRTC prototype hackerthon. They had a great time and you can see some of the stuff they prototyped and played around with here.]]> <![CDATA[BBC Maestro to feature at Abu Dhabi Festival]]> Tue, 07 February 2012 00:00:00 GMT BBC Maestro project we collaborated with the BBC R&D North Lab on is set to be featured at the Abu Dhabi Festival. The project uses a Microsoft Kinect hack to allow kids to 'conduct' the BBC Philarmonic Orchestra using only their arms. First shown at the Manchester International Festival 2011, the Maestro interactive installation has already delighted thousands of children (and over excited adults!) and we are thrilled it's going to be played with over in the Middle East. The festival runs from the 17th-21st March.]]> <![CDATA[The Proms: 2012]]> Mon, 23 January 2012 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Santa Tweets]]> Sat, 10 December 2011 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Get your book on]]> Fri, 25 November 2011 00:00:00 GMT 'Read by mN' Tumblr which we publish weekly. If you haven't seen it yet it is pretty simple. We have a working library in the mN studio (we have a book stamp and everything) and each week we have a nosey at what the team are reading. Simple. Now shhhh you need to be quiet in here. ]]> <![CDATA[We are hiring]]> Wed, 23 November 2011 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Studio Life at mN]]> Sun, 20 November 2011 00:00:00 GMT enjoy.]]> <![CDATA[Media Festival]]> Fri, 18 November 2011 00:00:00 GMT The Media Festival' this week. They will be hosting a session entitled 'The evolution of the digitial indie - from microsite to multi-platform'. If you are there make sure you come say hello. ]]> <![CDATA[Desert Island Discs reaches 5 million downloads]]> Fri, 11 November 2011 00:00:00 GMT Desert Island Discs digital archive we built for the iconic Radio 4 show has had since launching in April. The number is ever growing and we are just blown away by the response the site has had globally. We were also happy to hear the BBC Director General Mark Thompson give the site a shout out in his speech at the Radio Festival when he mentioned 'ambitious ways to share audio content'.

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<![CDATA[BBC Digital Roster]]> Thu, 22 September 2011 00:00:00 BST BBC Digital Roster was announced in early September and we're really excited to say we feature in not just one, nor two, but three of the categories on the roster! That makes us one of only two agencies to feature on the design, development & combined roster. The team are thrilled and look forward to more great work to come.
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<![CDATA[Insites Tour]]> Mon, 18 July 2011 00:00:00 BST Insites' site it's for 'web folk sharing their experiences, big wins, big mistakes and the secrets no-one talks about.'  The speakers will be Patrick Lauke, Simon Collison and Dan Rubin.Tickets are priced at £29, and include food and drink.
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<![CDATA[Manchester International Festival]]> Fri, 15 July 2011 00:00:00 BST Maestro' interactive installation. This is a project we've done with BBC R&D North and BBC Philharmonic. It uses the voodoo of Microsoft Kinect and lets the audience control the tempo and dynamic of the orchestra using nothing but their hands. Just like a conductor!

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<![CDATA[BBC Proms 2011]]> Thu, 14 April 2011 00:00:00 BST The Proms. Reflecting the drama, scale and breadth of the Proms, the site features easier ways to book, listen to and watch all broadcast performances for the new 2011 programme. By browsing the site, you can find all content by composer, theme and date, in addition to in depth programme notes for every prom. So, get Promming!

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<![CDATA[We're a Webby Honoree]]> Wed, 13 April 2011 00:00:00 BST visitmanchester.com has just been awarded an Honoree Webby. Only the top 10% of entrants get this accolade so this is, indeed, an honour. This adds to the Design Week Awards nomination the site got last month. Congrats to everyone!

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<![CDATA[Desert Island Discs]]> Thu, 31 March 2011 00:00:00 BST Desert Island Discs digital archive has launched. It's an incredible resource, and a cultural gem. Since launch, the buzz has been amazing on Twitter, people loving the breadth and depth of the content available. Every choice, by every castaway since 1942, accompanied by 500 audio episodes. But be careful, once you start browsing, it's hard to stop!]]> <![CDATA[Talking about a Revolution]]> Sun, 30 January 2011 00:00:00 GMT Revolution gallery at MoSI in Manchester. On arrival visitors to the gallery get a bar-code that activates a series of games and challenges.  The team here created an immersive site which allows visitors to continue their experience once they return home. Using the unique barcode card they are given at MOSI, they have the opportunity to view the activities they participated in during their time in the gallery. This includes watching back their vox pop video and viewing their game scores.
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<![CDATA[Fingers crossed]]> Mon, 10 January 2011 00:00:00 GMT Visitmanchester.com, a site we created for the nice people at Marketing Manchester, has been announced as a nominee at the Design Week 2011 Awards. The site is in the 'Best Interactive Site - Information' category and we shall be descending upon London on mass for the awards in March.]]> <![CDATA[BBC Proms]]> Mon, 13 December 2010 00:00:00 GMT BBC Radio 3 to refresh the digital presence of their iconic Proms offering for the 2011 season. We will be creating a new site, which will launch in April, to showcase all the concerts and performances on offer. The whole mN team are getting into the Proms spirit to celebrate and are gargling Jerusalem with champagne as we type this.
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<![CDATA[Brown Thomas]]> Thu, 11 November 2010 00:00:00 GMT Brown Thomas. Prety cool for us be under the same roof as brands including ACNE, Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs.
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<![CDATA[JamBox & MoviePeg]]> Sat, 06 November 2010 00:00:00 GMT MoviePeg for iPad making a cameo in the promo video for the super beautiful JAMBOX wireless speaker from Jawbone. As a relatively new brand, for us to be featured alongside such a sleek product from a brand we admire makes it worth getting out of bed in the morning. We want one in every colour.]]> <![CDATA[Eye Eye]]> Thu, 04 November 2010 00:00:00 GMT Brendan Dawes is featured in the latest issue of visual culture magazine Eye. Alongside some other interesting bods he talks about the best iPad apps spanning arts, entertainment and culture. The piece isn't online so you will just have to go buy it. You should also follow Eye on Twitter.
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<![CDATA[42 Under 42]]> Tue, 12 October 2010 00:00:00 BST 42 under 42' most influential people in business in the North West. Think we are going to have to get her some sort of throne if all this award winning carries on. Well done (again!) Lou.]]> <![CDATA[On the list]]> Tue, 05 October 2010 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Double Whammy]]> Fri, 17 September 2010 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Surface on Surface]]> Tue, 14 September 2010 00:00:00 BST Surface project we created for the new Manchester Visitor Information Centre so much they have only gone and put it in the 'Showcase' area of the Surface site.]]> <![CDATA[The App Lounge]]> Thu, 09 September 2010 00:00:00 BST The App Lounge to make MoviePeg part of their project this year. Kicking off at the begining of London Design Festival 'The App Lounge' is a first-of-its-kind pop-up space designed to facailiate discovery, education and engagement with apps and mobile products. Running from 15th September until the 2nd October in Soho visitors can come in have a coffee (or a cheeky cocktail) while they look at various apps and products from creative companies from across the world.

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<![CDATA[Greedy]]> Thu, 09 September 2010 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Look for something, find something else]]> Tue, 24 August 2010 00:00:00 BST The Accidental News Explorer an iPhone app recently launched by mN's Creative Director, Brendan Dawes, is riding high in the global download charts. Busting into the top ten paid-for-news apps in the USA, UK and other European countries within days of release. Very cool. If you fancy a play it is a new type of news app that allows you to chance on interesting news articles, pulled from thousands of the world's top news sources. Highly addictive, serendipitous stuff.
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<![CDATA[People say the nicest things]]> Mon, 23 August 2010 00:00:00 BST MoviePeg for iPad has been getting loads of great reviews and Tweets since launching in July. We thought we would share a few pieces that really made us smile. So here it goes. We were mega happy when Swiss Miss aka Tina Roth Eisenberg blogged about digging her MoviePeg and we loved the review that German site Stilsucht gave us. We got a big shout out from John Gruber and were thrilled with the review You Tube Legend Solider Knows Best did of his MoviePeg for iPad. Keep them coming we say.]]> <![CDATA[ABCs]]> Fri, 06 August 2010 00:00:00 BST Elliot Jay Stocks. The designer used MoviePeg for iPad to make an very cool alphabet.
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<![CDATA[In the flesh]]> Thu, 22 July 2010 00:00:00 BST video. Hot damn that orange looks good.
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<![CDATA[FABRIC]]> Thu, 20 May 2010 00:00:00 BST visitmanchester.com and outlined our combined plans for shaping the city's future digital vision. Very exciting day indeed for the team at mN. Watch our Creative Director Brendan Dawes talk aboout our approach to the site design and about the Manchester 'API' we created to fuel the site - FABRIC
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<![CDATA[We are honoured ]]> Mon, 26 April 2010 00:00:00 BST stucture and navigation category at this years awards. Brilliant news as they only dish this accolade to the top 15% of work entered. With over 10,000 entries from over 60 countries we would say that is pretty good going.]]> <![CDATA[Election Story]]> Tue, 06 April 2010 00:00:00 BST Election Story - a project we have worked on with BBC Radio 5 live. It uses 5 live audio content of the key election issues being discussed by its presenters and listeners on-air to visualise the most widely debated topics. Meaning over the course of the election anyone can dip in and see how the stations 6 million listeners are reacting to the campaigning. Insert bad pun here about it getting our vote.]]> <![CDATA[Doctor Who]]> Sat, 03 April 2010 00:00:00 BST Video Explorer lets fans of the Doctor have a sneak peak behind the scenes at the making of the 11th series. Including interviews with the new Doctor played by Matt Smith and the programme writer slash god Steven Moffat, new content is revealed weekly throughout the series.
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<![CDATA[MoviePeg on Wired.com ]]> Fri, 19 March 2010 00:00:00 GMT MoviePeg as featured on Wired.com]]> <![CDATA[Redux in MoMa]]> Fri, 19 March 2010 00:00:00 GMT Cinema Redux collection, created by mN's Brendan Dawes, has again gone on display in MoMa, New York. The piece is featured in an exhibition called 'Action! Design Over Time']]> <![CDATA[Meet MoviePeg]]> Thu, 11 March 2010 00:00:00 GMT MoviePeg - the no-hand stand for watching movies and more on your iPhone. You can follow details of the launch and the kick-ass reviews it is getting at @moviepeg ]]> <![CDATA[SXSW 2010]]> Tue, 09 March 2010 00:00:00 GMT 'WordPress is killing web design' ]]> <![CDATA[SXSW]]> Wed, 17 February 2010 00:00:00 GMT www.mNatwork.com is a finalist at the SXSWi web awards. Amazing news. Bring on the dancing girls.]]> <![CDATA[mN Twitter]]> Mon, 04 January 2010 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Good Vibrations]]> Tue, 15 December 2009 00:00:00 GMT According to the Oxford English Dictionary the definition of 'Thrilled' is 1. To feel a sudden quiver of excitement or emotion. 2. To quiver, tremble, or vibrate. We are doing all those things this afternoon as we have just been told that Discovering Turner, the game we built for Tate Kids, has been nominated for a Design Week Award. Great news. Now, we are off to calm down. Let's hope the vibrating stops soon.
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<![CDATA[Picky]]> Mon, 30 November 2009 00:00:00 GMT Communication Arts as its Website of the Day. We are honoured, chuffed, happy etc. 
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<![CDATA[Four to the Floor]]> Mon, 23 November 2009 00:00:00 GMT ]]> <![CDATA[Manchester Made]]> Wed, 11 November 2009 00:00:00 GMT Visit Manchester includes a Playlist feature which lets you build a bespoke shopping route and also make 're-mixes' of other peoples itineraries. No more sore feet. Bonus.
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<![CDATA[In Conversation ]]> Tue, 10 November 2009 00:00:00 GMT Andy Polaine who amongst other things is an online lecturer for the college. If you want to hear Bren and Andy talk about design and stuff then check out the college's You Tube channel.]]> <![CDATA[Design Week ]]> Sat, 31 October 2009 00:00:00 GMT site
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<![CDATA[Three is the magic number ]]> Tue, 27 October 2009 00:00:00 GMT Memoryshare. Go us.
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<![CDATA[Wired for sound]]> Mon, 26 October 2009 00:00:00 GMT MIXA has been featured in the US edition of Wired magazine (aka the bible). It is nestled in a cool feature about the '8 best ways to share mixtapes'. As you would expect it is a good read and as we are all about playlists at MIXA good to see what other people are doing with our beloved mixtapes.
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<![CDATA[Sing when you're winning... ]]> Thu, 08 October 2009 00:00:00 BST ]]> <![CDATA[Watching You]]> Thu, 01 October 2009 00:00:00 BST ]]> <![CDATA[Milestone]]> Wed, 30 September 2009 00:00:00 BST online ad spend has overtaken that of TV. For the first time ever. That is major. And without sounding all 'we told you so', we knew this day would come years ago. When we set up mN nearly 10 years ago, people told us we were mad and that the internet was a 'phase'. So a big custard pie in their faces and a pat on the back to all the digital believers. Now, does anyone have any sellotape for that rule book?]]> <![CDATA[Turning Turner]]> Tue, 29 September 2009 00:00:00 BST Normal.dotm 0 0 1 52 298 mN 2 1 365 12.0 We are thrilled, delighted, happy, over-the-moon etc to launch our first commission from the lovely people at the Tate. To tie in with their JMW Turner exhibition we created an interactive game to make the artist more accessible to their Tate Kids audience. Called 'Discovering Turner' the game lets kids mess about with the works of the iconic British artist.
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<![CDATA[Bounce]]> Sat, 19 September 2009 00:00:00 BST BBC Pinball is go, go, go.  Aimed at everyone from primary school teachers to pinstripe wearing, Power Point loving business types, the site we created for the BBC provides a radical new way to approach the creative thinking process. The whizzy tools which include Wild Reels and Drop Zone give you a playful way to generate ideas for anything and everything. Go on, bounce some ideas around, you know you want to.
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<![CDATA[Polish your shoes]]> Wed, 16 September 2009 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Hey Buddy]]> Wed, 16 September 2009 00:00:00 BST Personal Plan site has just launched. Bursting full of features including a new Buddy system where you can chat and share your experiences with new friends made through the site and loads more yummy recipes. Get your ass to a computer and log on now.]]> <![CDATA[Design Week ]]> Thu, 03 September 2009 00:00:00 BST Design Week site.]]> <![CDATA[Real Time. Real People. ]]> Fri, 28 August 2009 00:00:00 BST Skinni Popcorn, the real time social media movie buzz site launched by mN earlier this month has been featured in Trendwatching's latest global briefing. Skinni Popcorn features in a 'Real Time' article which looks at the hottest real time consumer review stuff out there now. Trendwatching are the master forcasters of all things cool and now and so it is brilliant to see Skinni Popcorn in the line up.


 
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<![CDATA[Top of the Class]]> Mon, 24 August 2009 00:00:00 BST .Net magazine.]]> <![CDATA[Quiet please]]> Tue, 18 August 2009 00:00:00 BST Normal.dotm 0 0 1 77 440 mN 3 1 540 12.0 At mN we love books and have a fully-fledged working library within our offices. In addition to a weekly blog dedicated to our books we have an official stamp used when books are borrowed and are world class at loud SSHHHH-ing people. We really do love books. So it was nice to get news today that we have to make room on our shelves - for a book featuring mN. We will feature in a new book, out later this year, that runs down the world's top 99 creative agencies. Pretty impressive stuff and well worthy of a spot on our shelf.
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<![CDATA[FlashBrighton ]]> Mon, 17 August 2009 00:00:00 BST Flash Brighton. Get the scoop on how you can be there at the FlashBrighton site.]]> <![CDATA[Provoking reaction]]> Sun, 16 August 2009 00:00:00 BST You can subscribe to it here.]]> <![CDATA[New York Times]]> Mon, 10 August 2009 00:00:00 BST Skinni Popcorn and wanted a piece of the pie! So, we gave 'em a slice in the form of an interview with Brendan Dawes, mN's creative director. You can read the article which talks about why we made Skinni Popcorn on the NY Times site. ]]> <![CDATA[Coming soon...]]> Fri, 07 August 2009 00:00:00 BST have been appointed to re-design the Visit Manchester website. We can't say much about the brief yet but believe us it is going to kick massive amounts of ass.

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<![CDATA[Biz Stone digging Skinni Popcorn ]]> Tue, 04 August 2009 00:00:00 BST Skinni Popcorn, the newest mN product, some serious loving. And by loving we mean lovely comments and loads of visits. To date we have been taking it all in our stride but when Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter started talking about Skinni Popcorn, well we kind of lost it for a moment. With over a million followers and the fact he is basically the god of all things social media at the moment we think the fact he tweeted is marvellous and wanted to share.
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<![CDATA[Skinni Popcorn]]> Fri, 31 July 2009 00:00:00 BST Skinni Popcorn. The latest product made by us here at mN, it is an unedited, unbiased social media movie barometer. Effectively a movie review site that's been on a very strict diet. We removed the unneeded and just left the needed so people can get no fuss, movie buzz in an instant. Helping them to decide what films they do (or don't) want to see. As well as using the site, you can see what Skinni Popcorn is up to by following us on Twitter @skinnipopcorn. Now stop that snogging on the back row. ]]> <![CDATA[Smashing!]]> Thu, 30 July 2009 00:00:00 BST 50 fresh websites for inspiration' run down, list type thing. Danke very much Smashing.
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<![CDATA[Apollo 11 data visualisations ]]> Fri, 17 July 2009 00:00:00 BST Posterous site from today. Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins we salute you!
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<![CDATA[The world (really really) loves art]]> Fri, 17 July 2009 00:00:00 BST app store.]]> <![CDATA[Get the cake out]]> Sat, 04 July 2009 00:00:00 BST ]]> <![CDATA[Fancy a dip?]]> Thu, 02 July 2009 00:00:00 BST www.kelloggs.co.uk/swimming]]> <![CDATA[MIXA Twitter]]> Wed, 01 July 2009 00:00:00 BST Twitter.com/makeamixa]]> <![CDATA[BBC Memoryshare is GO!]]> Thu, 18 June 2009 00:00:00 BST BBC Memoryshare. The site which allows people to explore and discover memories through a wonderous (and very cool!) 'time spiral' re-launches today. The site also features an mN created interface technolgy called BoomZoom. Go have a look, share a memory and be wowed by the BoomZoom!]]> <![CDATA[We are DOPE]]> Wed, 17 June 2009 00:00:00 BST 'Dope' award for our very own mN site. They find and give awards to flash sites they think are, emm dope. It's judged on the amount of personaility and impact a site delivers and at the risk of sounding like a boastful parent, we have to agree we think our site has both in bucket loads.
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<![CDATA[MIXA wakes up New Zealand]]> Thu, 11 June 2009 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Yorkshire pudding]]> Wed, 10 June 2009 00:00:00 BST Future of Web Design event. It's on 16th September and tickets are on sale now.]]> <![CDATA[Who's coming out to play?]]> Wed, 10 June 2009 00:00:00 BST FWA site here. It highlights the fact that play, discovery and exploration are really important to us here at mN.]]> <![CDATA[Digital Artist Masterclass - Highlights]]> Wed, 03 June 2009 00:00:00 BST Vimeo. Bren was asked to host the session as part of the Intel sponsored Digital Artist Awards.]]> <![CDATA[Breakfast Club]]> Tue, 02 June 2009 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[MIXA on Core77.com]]> Tue, 02 June 2009 00:00:00 BST Core77's site. Its featured within a piece that explores the need for creating engaging and beautiful products to store, share and enjoy digital data on. MIXA is one of a handful of products selected as a 'best in class'. Go MIXA!]]> <![CDATA[People playing with the mN site]]> Mon, 01 June 2009 00:00:00 BST Japanese design blog called Lancamento and this is from Paris based Hebiflux - they showcase digital work they love. Both have really interacted with the site in a way that makes us smile. They have had fun with it.]]> <![CDATA[mN site to be featured in Web Design Handbook]]> Mon, 01 June 2009 00:00:00 BST Loft Publications asked to feature the mN site as "It's kind of the-web-meets-collage, and we think it's a beautiful reminder of how everything started: with a pair of scissor, glue, paper and a pencil." The book will be available from September 2009.


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<![CDATA[Site of the day]]> Thu, 21 May 2009 00:00:00 BST F.W.A. site of the day - today! The team there have just tweeted a nice piece about why they chose our site. 'Loving the experimental attitude of the UK's magneticNorth http://mnatwork.com todays SOTD. Hoping this is the start of a new creative wave'
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<![CDATA[mN Library ]]> Wed, 20 May 2009 00:00:00 BST mN library ]]> <![CDATA[mN introduces 'Love: Art' iPhone App]]> Tue, 19 May 2009 00:00:00 BST in the app store.
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<![CDATA[Digital Artist Masterclass]]> Tue, 19 May 2009 00:00:00 BST Brendan Dawes, has been asked to host a master class by Intel as part of their Digital Artist 2009 awards. The awards position themselves as the first awards to showcase and recognise the best digital artists and designers across the globe. The talk takes place in Manchester on May 26th.

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<![CDATA[ShapeMate attracts over 1 million visitors]]> Mon, 18 May 2009 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Nature's Pleasure ]]> Sat, 16 May 2009 00:00:00 BST Nature's Pleasure’ leaves you drooling. The site is full of recipes, advice and general fun and goodness - much like the muesli itself.]]> <![CDATA[Innocent love biscuits ]]> Tue, 12 May 2009 00:00:00 BST tweeted about our Biscuit Tin iPhone app - saying that they love it. As a brand they use Flickr a lot to share details of their campaigns, events and head office goings on, so Biscuit Tin is a great app for them to play with.
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<![CDATA[Kellogg's social media press room]]> Tue, 05 May 2009 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[We love wining Webby's!]]> Tue, 05 May 2009 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[D&AD]]> Thu, 30 April 2009 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[BBC Earth]]> Wed, 29 April 2009 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[New mN site]]> Wed, 29 April 2009 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Put the Kettle on - Biscuit Tin iPhone app is go!]]> Tue, 28 April 2009 00:00:00 BST iPhone app - Biscuit Tin. The gorgeous app allows you to shake your iPhone and view one of your Flickr photos in a random fashion. The idea being that you might 'shake up' a picture you had long forgotten about. Maybe laugh at it. Maybe cry at it. Maybe even decide you need a haircut. Who knows - because its random you never know which photo you will get. We think that is a good thing. Random is good.]]> <![CDATA[A New York State of Mind]]> Mon, 27 April 2009 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Rough Trade MIXA]]> Fri, 24 April 2009 00:00:00 BST Rough Trade to create a super duper special Rough Trade MIXA. The MIXA, which is available from Rough Trade stores this weekend, is filled to its musical seams with thumpingly good tracks. Get thee in store and buy one.]]> <![CDATA[We blooming love the Webby's]]> Tue, 14 April 2009 00:00:00 BST Webby's 2009. We are in the lifestyle category and shall be crossing toes, fingers and anything else cross-able until the awards, which take place in NYC in June. ]]> <![CDATA[MIXA hits 40 (countries rather than people)]]> Wed, 01 April 2009 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Kellogg's compliment]]> Fri, 27 March 2009 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[The Megas]]> Wed, 25 March 2009 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Read by mN]]> Mon, 23 March 2009 00:00:00 GMT Read by mN' blog. Each week we will be showing you what we are reading. If you like the look of it, then you can read it too. Simple.]]> <![CDATA[MIXA in Nylon]]> Fri, 20 March 2009 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ShapeMate delivers over half a million visitors]]> Fri, 06 March 2009 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Mike Leigh on Salford]]> Tue, 24 February 2009 00:00:00 GMT Salford Universities 'Salfordian Stories' series. He talks about what inspired him growing up in the city and describes his love of glossy Hollywood and British movies, which were a million miles away from his Lowry-esqe surroundings. Lovely nice man.]]> <![CDATA[MIXA in The Guardian]]> Tue, 17 February 2009 00:00:00 GMT Guardian G2's 'Buy of the Week'. That was nice of them wasn't it?]]> <![CDATA[Layer Tennis]]> Fri, 13 February 2009 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[mN's BBC Bloom nominated at the Megas]]> Thu, 12 February 2009 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[MIXA in Grazia]]> Fri, 06 February 2009 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[We would like to thank...]]> Thu, 05 February 2009 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[MIXA hearts Valentine's Day]]> Fri, 23 January 2009 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Biscuit Tin in Computer Arts]]> Thu, 15 January 2009 00:00:00 GMT Biscuit Tin 2008 review.]]> <![CDATA[Kellogg's ShapeMate for Special K]]> Fri, 19 December 2008 00:00:00 GMT ShapeMate is a free personal plan that's tailored around you.]]> <![CDATA[Computer Arts ]]> Thu, 18 December 2008 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[MIXA nominated in Design Week awards]]> Thu, 04 December 2008 00:00:00 GMT MIXA has been nominated in the Consumer Product Design category in the forthcoming Design Week awards, alongside two Apple products.]]> <![CDATA[BIMA win for Bloom]]> Fri, 28 November 2008 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Biscuit Tin - made by mN]]> Mon, 10 November 2008 00:00:00 GMT Biscuit Tin. It's a new, fun, random way to view your Flickr photo stream so you can fall in love all over again with photos you'd forgotten about.]]> <![CDATA[Award number five for Bloom]]> Mon, 10 November 2008 00:00:00 GMT 2008 Pixel Awards]]> <![CDATA[2 golds + 1 silver = happiness]]> Tue, 28 October 2008 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Big in Japan]]> Wed, 22 October 2008 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[European keynotes]]> Mon, 13 October 2008 00:00:00 BST Design by Fire in The Netherlands and then in November he'll be speaking at Europrix in Austria. According to his Dopplr profile he currently has the velocity of a duck.]]> <![CDATA[Bloomin' eck]]> Thu, 09 October 2008 00:00:00 BST BBC Bloom, this time from the BIMAs, we're thinking that we should have a special commerative garden inspired by our flora themed carbon cutting site. We think crazy paving is long over due a come back.]]> <![CDATA[Time to reinforce the awards shelf]]> Tue, 07 October 2008 00:00:00 BST Bloom including FWA Website of the Day, IVCA Clarion Awards and the Y Design Awards are already making our awards shelf groan under their collective weight. But following being shortlisted in the upcoming Green Awards for Best Green Website, it looks like we're going to have to get busy with the hammer and nails and the odd bit of four by two to avoid any potential health and safety issues.]]> <![CDATA[Museum Association Conference]]> Tue, 07 October 2008 00:00:00 BST Museum Association Conference taking place in Liverpool, the 2008 Capital of Culture. This is the UK's largest museum and gallery event, with over 1300 top professionals convening to discuss the key issues that affect the museum sector.]]> <![CDATA[Telling Salford's story]]> Fri, 03 October 2008 00:00:00 BST series of videos to reveal the secret side of this city, recruiting the likes of artist Harold Riley and the legendary Johnny Marr to tell their Salford Stories.]]> <![CDATA[Rice Krispie Cake anyone?]]> Wed, 01 October 2008 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Another win for BBC Climate Change - Bloom]]> Mon, 29 September 2008 00:00:00 BST Bloom picked up another award on Friday - for Climate Change Communication in the IVCA Clarion Awards 2008. These awards are uniquely dedicated to recognising excellence in the communication of Social, Environmental and Ethical issues. Thread, the BBC ethical fashion website was also highly commended by the judges.]]> <![CDATA[Three mN projects shortlisted for Pixel Awards]]> Fri, 26 September 2008 00:00:00 BST Pixel Awards honour 20 compelling sites that show excellence in web design and development. This year three mN projects have been shortlisted; Bloom (Green), Capri-Sun BFT (Games) and our very own MIXA (Music).
The winners will be announced in November - you can also
vote for mN as the People's Champ!]]>
<![CDATA[Two wins at Y Design Awards]]> Thu, 18 September 2008 00:00:00 BST Bloom which won the ethical award and Saxton for Urban Splash, which picked up the mobile design award. We also received the most nominations overall, including our very own MIXA which was shortlisted for the technology innovation award.]]> <![CDATA[New New Islington]]> Mon, 08 September 2008 00:00:00 BST surprise and delight you.]]> <![CDATA[Vote for us]]> Tue, 26 August 2008 00:00:00 BST vote for us and automatically be in our "best friends in the whole wide world" club.]]> <![CDATA[Going for gold]]> Tue, 12 August 2008 00:00:00 BST Team Kellogg's that includes as-it-happens news and photo updates from Beijing so you can monitor the athlete's progress.]]> <![CDATA[Do the MIXA rap]]> Fri, 08 August 2008 00:00:00 BST MIXA? Check out Laura from Channel 4's online show BIte.]]> <![CDATA[Points mean prizes]]> Fri, 08 August 2008 00:00:00 BST BBC Bloom have been nominated in the forthcoming IVCA Clarion Awards. Thread has also been nominated in the Roses Design Awards. And speaking of awards mN's creative director Brendan Dawes got runner-up in the Daylife Developer Challenge for his DoodleBuzz project.]]> <![CDATA[London Design Festival]]> Wed, 23 July 2008 00:00:00 BST iDesign08 conference which is part of the London Design Festival in September. The following day he'll then be delivering the keynote on the second day at Microsoft's RE:MIX 08 in Brighton.]]> <![CDATA[Sumo Slam]]> Thu, 10 July 2008 00:00:00 BST Sumo Slam our latest crazy game for Capri-Sun. Best not to throw salt at the screen though.]]> <![CDATA[It's like a kind of web Origami]]> Thu, 10 July 2008 00:00:00 BST Robert Horne featuring a lovely customizable homepage so you can fold and twist it just how you want it to be.]]> <![CDATA[Cinema Redux acquired by MoMA]]> Thu, 26 June 2008 00:00:00 BST Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition at New York's MoMA, we're chuffed to bits with the news that MoMA have now acquired two pieces of Brendan's work for the MoMA collection, sitting alongside some of the greatest modern and contemporary art in the world.]]> <![CDATA[Fuzzy Felt and doodles]]> Tue, 24 June 2008 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Gnomes rule]]> Fri, 20 June 2008 00:00:00 BST Saxton development in Leeds won Best Marketing Campaign at the Yorkshire Property Awards.]]> <![CDATA[MIXA remixed]]> Fri, 06 June 2008 00:00:00 BST MIXA which now comes in a fabulous turquoise colour and has amazing, totally unique hot sliding in and out USB action. ]]> <![CDATA[Pecha Kucha]]> Tue, 27 May 2008 00:00:00 BST Pecha Kucha happening in Glasgow on the 28th May 2008.]]> <![CDATA[BBC Climate Change - Bloom on FWA]]> Tue, 13 May 2008 00:00:00 BST Bloom, our climate change site for the BBC is made site of the day on FWA.]]> <![CDATA[No more climate change confusion]]> Fri, 02 May 2008 00:00:00 BST Bloom, created for the BBC, cuts through the chaos of all the climate change noise that's out there and gives you beautiful digital flowers for your trouble. Get collecting!]]> <![CDATA[MOSI wins tourism award]]> Fri, 25 April 2008 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[The Gnominations are in...]]> Thu, 10 April 2008 00:00:00 BST Webby Honoree in the mobile advertising category.]]> <![CDATA[We can begin to dream again]]> Sat, 23 February 2008 00:00:00 GMT The New York Times describes as the most uplifting show to be presented since MoMA reopened in 2004.]]> <![CDATA[It made me go ]]> Mon, 04 February 2008 00:00:00 GMT what the hell just happened" - that's the kind of thing we don't hear enough of on the web these days.]]> <![CDATA[Judge and Jury]]> Wed, 09 January 2008 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[From Oprah to Playboy!]]> Tue, 11 December 2007 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Undigital your digital]]> Fri, 19 October 2007 00:00:00 BST Wired said.]]> <![CDATA[Pop goes your art]]> Tue, 02 October 2007 00:00:00 BST Lakeshore for Urban Splash. Oh and make sure you make your own pop art too!]]> <![CDATA[Industrial Revolution part 2]]> Tue, 25 September 2007 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Do it yourself]]> Wed, 18 July 2007 00:00:00 BST little trailer that we can watch every now and again through tear stained eyes... ]]> <![CDATA[No place like gnome]]> Sun, 01 July 2007 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Something for everyone]]> Mon, 25 June 2007 00:00:00 BST Kelloggs.co.uk is relaunched with a fab new makeover.]]> <![CDATA[Stop me and build one]]> Tue, 12 June 2007 00:00:00 BST Tutti Frutti - get a chance of building your dream home, or failing that draw a house in 30 seconds. Would you like a flake with that?]]> <![CDATA[How does your garden grow?]]> Tue, 08 May 2007 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Cornerhouse]]> Tue, 10 April 2007 00:00:00 BST Webby honoree!]]> <![CDATA[Diesel Submit Yourself]]> Tue, 10 April 2007 00:00:00 BST Webby!]]> <![CDATA[The Truth About Food]]> Fri, 19 January 2007 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Ooh look at us...]]> Mon, 08 January 2007 00:00:00 GMT Computer Arts Projects magazine features a 5 page article on mN.]]> <![CDATA[Handbags at dawn]]> Fri, 01 December 2006 00:00:00 GMT site of the day.]]> <![CDATA[My left arm]]> Thu, 02 November 2006 00:00:00 GMT Diesel.]]> <![CDATA[Guffy the Ghost: So Bite Me!]]> Fri, 27 October 2006 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[We win!]]> Thu, 19 October 2006 00:00:00 BST Roses Design Awards - gold for Chimney Pot Park and silver for Blueprint - both in the same category!]]> <![CDATA[BIMA awards nominations]]> Mon, 09 October 2006 00:00:00 BST MMU Experience Tour and Blueprint get nominated in the forthcoming BIMA Awards.]]> <![CDATA[High rise is high style]]> Wed, 27 September 2006 00:00:00 BST Urban Splash 3 Towers.]]> <![CDATA[Chips nominated for a Webby]]> Sat, 11 March 2006 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Design Week]]> Thu, 03 February 2005 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Kellogg's is an LIA finalist]]> Sun, 15 August 2004 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Frosties wins at BIMA]]> Sat, 12 June 2004 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[1Xtra nominated for a D&AD pencil]]> Tue, 06 April 2004 00:00:00 BST <![CDATA[Flash Forward Winner]]> Mon, 08 July 2002 00:00:00 BST