Simon Fraser University

Optimizing Greek Language
Learning Interfaces
for Hellenic Studies

Emily Carr University

Bringing the ECU
Research Centre Interface
to life

Two Bit Circus & Alliter

Pixel Perfection
Interface Tweaking
for fellow industry

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Opto specializes in educational interface design.

We are masters at building web interfaces for online learning environments. This speciality transcends to the business world too. Whether you are a small business, non-profit, educational institution, or corporation, we take your conceptual or existing interface and optimize how it conveys information so that your users grab your message quicker, faster, and with minimal effort.

Learning management systems and themes we work with

Recent Work

ubc_ics_optomedia

CPHPR at the University of British of Columbia

December 5, 2014

MadeWoord and OptoMedia

Madewood Distibrution Inc.

December 5, 2014

cretan-interface

Creativity for Cretans

December 5, 2014

More Projects

Benefiting Barristers’ Businesses and Simplifying Solicitors’ Synopses

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Yanko and Popovic :: Barristers and Solicitors [OptoMedia]

Much like programmers, lawyers often have a challenge in communication with their clients. See, Lawyers are used to sifting through large amounts of content that uses legal and technical jargon. They then have to turn around and explain complicated concepts to their clients in layman’s terms. The barristers and solicitors at Yanko and Popovic approached Opto with the request to be able to communicate their services to their clients in the cleanest, clearest way. At the same time, they wanted to have full control of their site, updating it themselves from time to time.

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WordPress Tech Support for Photos EM

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Montreal Photographer Emanuele Miglioretti at photosem.com

Montreal Photographer Emanuele Miglioretti’s photo collection is something worth displaying to the world, but as many WordPress users know, sometimes getting that first “Hello World” post to display on WordPress isn’t as easy as WordPress would like it to be for them.

Thankfully though, Eman knows Opto. And Opto knows WordPress. So now that means Eman knows WordPress.

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Award Winning Make Up Artist Georgia Spyra’s Web Makeover

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When it comes to make up artistry, Georgia Spyra is no rookie. Aside from 16 years of experience in the biz, her accolades include being featured in Elle magazine, and being deemed one of Canada’s top make up artist’s 2 years in a row. Oh, and did we mention that she ran her own school in Toronto? Yeah, Georgia’s pretty accomplished. So where do accomplished artists go when they need a website? Opto of course. Read More

Madewood made it simple

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MadeWoord and OptoMedia

At the time of approaching us, Madewood Distribution Inc. was a distribution startup with a bootstrapped budget. Though Opto specializes in educational interface design, Madewood found high value in our services, and here’s why…

 

The problem

Madewood had a startup budget, and they needed to get the highest output out of that budget. They didn’t have a dime to spare or time to waste on redundant pathways of development for their site and its interface.

 

The solution

Since OptoMedia specializes in interfaces for learning sites and applications, the staff at Madewood looked to our expertise in getting their concise, correct message about their services across to their users.

Madewood Distribution Inc. utilized the power of the WordPress platform to maximize functionality, while minimizing the process and expenditures on what it takes to develop an online presence sporting a full content management system.

CMS’ like WordPress and their plugins have developed and evolved yet more since. What would have taken three times the labour and cost to develop, some years ago, can now be developed and deployed in record speed, and with minimal pain for both client and developer.

 

The result

Madewood’s clear, concise interface that communicates its services to its target market paid off. The company’s site became a primary branding and marketing tool, and today Madewood Distribution is a dynamic Canadian company, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s primary purpose is to source, distribute and represent a line of environmentally sustainable, yet premier surfacing products and architectural materials.

madewood.ca

Creative Education for Tapestry Foundation

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tapestryfoundation_optomedia

OptoMedia is more than just development. Our creativity and expertise manifests itself through education as well. In this case, Tapestry Foundation approached OptoMedia to provide training to its staff, in order to help manage its Drupal based site. Opto also provides much needed consultation and direction to Tapestry, to help move the organization forward with its on going site needs, as well as the deployment of upcoming campaigns and new media applications. OptoMedia consolidates the expertise of several seasoned new media instructors, each with years of experience in new media instruction at institutions of higher education.

The Tapestry Foundation organization is the amalgamation of three organizations with a long history of supporting compassionate health care in Vancouver – St. Vincent’s, Holy Family and Mount Saint Joseph Hospital Foundations.

tapestryfoundation.ca

Linguistic Factory

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Linguistic Factory and OptoMedia

Linguistic Factory specializes in development of speech recognition and synthesis systems, for both common and less common languages. In addition, their focus is speech dialog systems based on open source software. They are an experienced team of passionate Computational Linguists with different cultural backgrounds and a common goal: to make Natural Speech technology approachable and likeable for everybody everywhere.

Linguistic Factory’s impressive client list includes companies such as Panasonic and VivaCell MTS.

linguisticfactory.com