We were lucky enough to be involved in some great projects, and maintain this archive to share some of the examples and lessons from the first phase of social business implementation work

Case studies by sector

Case Studies in Media and Publishing

BBC Blogs Network

BBC Blog Network – from consulting to final implementationOver the last two years Headshift has provided strategic and technical consulting, information architecture, design and implementation services for the complete re-launch of the BBC’s public blog network – one of the largest on the web. The process has gone through severalstages and we are currently completing… read full post

Categories Media and Publishing, Movable Type, Sector, Technology Tags ,

Major UK Publisher

The wiki for this UK publisher is a platform designed to support the work of editors, PR specialists and innovators inside and across departments around new product ideas, innovations and market intelligence. An increased need to share ideas With the wiki we responded to the increased internal need to be able to brainstorm and share… read full post

Categories Confluence, Media and Publishing, Sector, Technology Tags

BBC Backstage

BBC Backstage is the BBC’s developer network to encourage innovation and support new talent, and has served to kick-start the developer community around the various feed and API services provided by the BBC. However, as the community has grown there has been a need to enhance the site’s features and broaden the audience beyond the… read full post

Categories Media and Publishing, Movable Type, Sector, Technology Tags ,

Do the Green Thing

‘Do the Green Thing’ is an experiment in changing social behaviour through the use of social media. The aim is to reduce CO2 emissions by doing ‘green things’, and then sharing and displaying your green activity to encourage your peers to follow suit. Headshift built the vertical social network for ‘the Green Thing’ based on… read full post

Categories Media and Publishing, Public and Third Sector, Ruby on Rails, Sector, Technology Tags ,

Metro Newspapers

Our client Metro is a global free newspaper group with a presence in multiple cities and countries around the world. Headshift helped Metro implement their new website in France – a pilot project that aims to include an extensive amount of user generated content in order to develop reader loyalty and participation. A network of… read full post

Categories Media and Publishing, Movable Type, Sector, Technology Tags ,

BBC Every Square Mile

Every square mile is a BBC initiative designed to preserve the natural history of an area by collecting stories from local people and plotting them on a map of the area. Creating a ‘People’s History’ Headshift worked with BBC to create a prototype for the Every Square Mile project. The project centred on a pilot… read full post

Categories Media and Publishing, Ruby on Rails, Sector, Technology Tags , ,

BBC Prototypes

Exploring social media and testing how they can be used at the BBC we developed a range of social software prototypes, ranging from collaborative co-production tools, smaller social networks to new ways of bookmarking to obtain a better overview of the news. Working with a fellow market innovator Working with the BBC let’s us test… read full post

Categories Custom Build, Media and Publishing, Sector, Technology Tags ,

BBC Bubbles

BBC Bubbles is a place for kids to store and share their favourite stuff online – links, blogs, photos, videos, MP3s – and find other things they like. The interface was built by Headshift in collaboration with the BBC as part of their Online Prototypes initiative. Innovating for the web-natives Building online tools for children… read full post

Categories Media and Publishing, Ruby on Rails, Sector, Technology Tags ,