Making the real world accessible

ThingLink Spotlight: COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions Map by Wilhelmsen

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jun 24, 2020 5:03:04 PM

ThingLink user:  Wilhelmsen (click to explore live page) -Wilhelmsen is a global maritime industry group, employing more than 21,000 people across 75 nations. The Wilhelmsen group operates the largest maritime network in the world, with over 2200 locations.  As the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, industries around the world are facing a multitude of new problems daily.  The first key problem Wilhelmsen faces is making a large mass of information easily accessible to their 21,000 employees on specific restrictions and updates to key global ports. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Map, Brand, Tour Creator

ThingLink News: ThingLink and ConsultATSA Announce Partnership

Posted by Louise Jones on May 26, 2020 10:07:54 AM

ThingLink and ConsultATSA announce Strategic Partnership

ThingLink has partnered with ConsultATSA expanding ThingLink’s reach to organizations across the Pacific. Through this partnership ThingLink will draw on the expertise of ConsultATSA to bind together visual learning experiences with leading edge digital transformation solutions.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, immersive learning, eLearning, partners

Ideas & resources for remote working and learning from ThingLink

Posted by ThingLink Team on Mar 17, 2020 6:18:14 PM

Schools and workplaces in several countries are facing a new situation as organizations take preventive measures amid the growing number of coronavirus cases around the world. Visual learning materials; infographics, posters, screenshots, video lessons and virtual tours with recorded audio notes and instructions can support daily communication between teachers and students. Below are some examples from our community as well as collections of other great resources and solutions for remote learning.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, remote learning, Microsoft Teams, Google for Education

ThingLink Spotlight: Interactive Map using Tour Creator from FashionUnited

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Mar 11, 2020 3:57:13 PM

ThingLink user:  FashionUnited (click to explore live page) - Virtual tours are most commonly associated with 360/VR images, videos or still images of a physical space.   FashionUnited shows how ThingLink's tour creator layout expands this notion by combining any image into one unified experience.  Their editorial team published an interactive map featuring highlights from the biggest European fashion trade shows in 2020.  Clicking on the various icons will give viewers a deeper dive into each specific region. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Media, Map, Tour Creator

ThingLink Spotlight: Interactive Product Marketing from Pool Corp

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 21, 2020 3:43:22 PM

ThingLink user:  Pool Corp (click to explore live page) - Oftentimes complex products are best presented visually and this is how Pool Corp uses ThingLink in February's spotlight.  Visitors of the site can view this interactive illustration to get ideas on various renovation projects that will give new life to their pools and learn all the reasons why updating your pool is a good idea and an economically smart choice in the long run.  Since pools have many parts, Pool Corp deconstructs each element with a unique hotspot including a tip and link to relevant product lines.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Infographic, Brand, Product Marketing

ThingLink News: ThingLink and Tablet Academy Announce Partnership

Posted by Louise Jones on Feb 10, 2020 6:39:26 AM

ThingLink and Tablet Academy announce Professional Development Partnership

ThingLink and Tablet Academy are delighted to announce their partnership which will be officially launched at the forthcoming Tablet Academy's Transform, Innovate and Inspire Convention on the 5th March at RAF Cosford, Telford, UK. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, partners

ThingLink Spotlight: ClassVR and ThingLink Case Study: A Historic Virtual School Tour

Posted by Louise Jones on Feb 5, 2020 8:06:47 AM

Stewart’s Melville College is part of ESMS, a unique family of Independent Schools in Edinburgh, Scotland and has been providing education to boys for over 150 years. Stewart's Melville College has a large school community stemming back many generations. Head of eLearning, Mr Luxford-Moore and the pupils wanted to be able to develop the ways they connect with the ESMS families, enabling all to experience the school whether they are young, old, near or far away, or physically unable to tour the school.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, partners

ThingLink Spotlight: Interactive aerial view map from JLL California

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 27, 2020 5:35:52 PM

ThingLink user:  JLL California (click to explore live page) - Making maps and aerial views actionable with interactive hotspots is one of the top use cases amongst all ThingLink user segments.  Maps are especially conducive to interactive elements because they require you to label or explain specific geographical locations with information that would be challenging to implement into the map design. Using icons and ThingLink hotspots, JLL California elegantly provides an interactive tour of their office campus and surrounding area without disrupting the visual nature of the map.   Using interactive content provides a more visual and engaging experience on landing pages that will keep your viewers spending time on the page longer. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Map, Brand

ThingLink Spotlight: Interactive Player Introductions from Arsenal Soccer

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 6, 2020 3:35:02 PM

ThingLink user:  Arsenal Soccer (click to explore live page) - Arsenal uses cleverly designed interactive illustrations to create an immersive experience for their fans to meet each player. While navigating from the team news section of Arsenal's website, unique landing pages include an image for fans to learn more about important career dates, goal video clips, birthday, height/weight and a link to Twitter profiles. Using interactive images is an engaging way to educate your audience on any person or place.  Project idea: simplify your team introduction landing page with an interactive image or 360° image featuring your staff.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Brand

ThingLink Spotlight: Interactive Infographics from Schneider Electric

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Dec 6, 2019 3:13:24 PM

ThingLink user:  Schneider Electric - Blog posts can quickly become very text-heavy, which causes readers to engage less with your content.  As the web shifts to more visual media like images and videos, we recommend incorporating as many as possible into your blog posts to capture the attention of today's readers.  Using interactive hotspots within visual media allows authors to continue telling their story without having to increase article length with many lines of text.  The examples below show how Schneider Electric has continuously leveraged interactive infographics within blog posts to generate stunning communication experiences.  

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Infographic, Brand

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