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Walking Tours app store

Manchester Walking Tours featured on App Store homepage

3rd August, 2015

We are delighted to see that the Manchester Walking Tours app has been featured on the home page of the App Store.

Created in collaboration with Manchester City Council and NOMA, Manchester Walking Tours is an audio visual experience that allows visitors and residents to explore the city, discover its defining movement and untold stories using routes created by the people who know Manchester best.

ManchesterInFlux - Ocean Screen - Deansgate 1

It’s festival season! Digital visualisation for MIF15

16th July, 2015

To celebrate the return of Manchester International Festival (MIF) we have been working in collaboration with Bruntwood and MIF to create an exciting new digital visualisation project.

ManchesterInFlux’ has been created to exhibit the buzz of activity and energy that the Festival brings to the city. By displaying a ‘world’ view and a view of Manchester, the project illustrates the Festival in an engaging new way and celebrates all of the individual events as a whole. ManchesterInFlux also provides an opportunity to see where commissions travel to after MIF15 is over.


Burnage Academy pupil, Sayed, joins us for a week’s work placement

10th July, 2015

Back in October, some of the mN team headed over to Burnage Academy for Boys to support the ‘Digital Day’ session. The session was part of a series of nationwide events coordinated by BIMA that link up digital professionals with young people in schools and colleges.

After the success of the Digital Day, we were delighted when Sayed, a 14 year old pupil from Longsight, got in touch to ask if he could spend his work placement with us. Sayed wanted to find out about all aspects of the mN business, including everything from design, development, production and business strategy.

We hope that this week has given him a little taste of mN, digital design & the working world in general. Thanks Sayed – we hope to see you again soon!


BBC Commissioning: website redesign and build

7th July, 2015

We’ve partnered up with the BBC to work on a new website for BBC Commissioning. The site provides potential and existing BBC partners with up to date information on commissioning opportunities from across the broadcaster’s TV, Radio and Online divisions.

mN were asked to redesign and build a new site that was both functional and dynamic thus enhancing the overall experience for potential BBC suppliers (mainly third party independent companies) exploring the commissioning processes and opportunities available.

Lincoln Castle

‘Castle Explorer’: an immersive tablet experience for Lincoln Castle

11th June, 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have been commissioned to create a tablet-based experience to guide visitors around the newly restored Victorian Prison and archaeology area of Lincoln Castle

For the last few months we have been working with the team at Lincolnshire County Council to create a two-fold experience that will allow visitors to discover untold stories from the castle’s fascinating history.