A winner of the "Best restaurant web site 2009" in a European business magazine, this state of the art web site is a visual feast on par with the delectable steak and whiskey offerings available in the Upside Down restaurant. Advanced SEO techniques, a unique design, custom photography, an interactive Flash tour of the restaurant, and a Flash menu are among the features that have drawn thousands of visitors into the web site experience and, eventually, into the restaurant itself. Our social media campaign has resulted in thousands of monthly visitors from Facebook, Twitter, newsletters and organic SEO.
Cheers of Boston
The Cheers Boston e-commerce site captivates audience while remaining easy to use and visible to search engines.
Polar Design created and launched a revolutionary all-Flash merchandise e-commerce site for Cheers, a popular 80s sitcom show set in a local Boston pub. The website’s exclusively Flash drive interface is highly adaptive integrating with a Web 2.0 e-commerce platform, InsightBuilder® ECOM, a Polar Design product. To ensure search engine visibility, Polar Design implemented the Flash interface inside a hypertext container with HTML hyperlinks. The dynamic e-commerce website now allows fans of the show to purchase official licensed merchandise in a fun, on-line destination without visiting the actual store.
Mapping Your Future
Young adults now have a new online resource to help prepare them for a successful and independent future.
Polar Design illustrated its versatility in conception, design and development of interactive multimedia Flash applications for Mapping Your Future. This educational simulation a free web-based resource aimed at helping high school and college students plan for life-long success by learning at an early age to balance career and graduation. The first of its kind, this game includes original artwork, game design, simulation “flow”, and a custom .NET admin system that allows the site operates to make changes to many aspects of the game such as interest rates or available housing choices.
This high-impact educational presentation educates individuals at risk for heart disease with images, text, and sound.
The HeartVentures project incorporated the development of nine CD multimedia courses to assist individuals at risk of heart disease curb habits deleterious to their heart’s health. Polar Design created nine 45 minutes CDs that combine video, animation, content and images in various combinations, utilizing a chapter format that allows a user to play straight through, stop the presentation, return to the past chapters, or skip ahead to key chapters that are links from an “index” button. Although designed for CD ROM, the presentation plays nearly as well over the Internet by using Flash loading techniques. With the combination of realistic video, engaging animation and carefully synchronized text in Flash format, HeartVenture’s content delivers its message in a highly engaging way, while at the same time remaining scalable and extendable to the web. The end result was the creation of an e-learning application that simulated a classroom setting but delivers beyond just talk with diagrams.
Armagnac Cames family tradition of artisanal production of award-winning Armagnac is reflected in this simple, stylish Flash web site.
With a high-end, quality brand, like Armagnac Cames (a form of Brandy) building a web site that reflected both the quality and craftsmanship of their product became the focus for Polar Design. The objective was to create a web site designed for two markets (France and the United States) and it had to educate consumers and retailers about Armagnac. Polar design developed a Flash driven site that incorporated rich photography of vineyards and nobility drawing in visitors. Polar also provided link popularity consulting, allowing it to reach the 1st page of results in Google for key search terms. Keeping the family-owned Armagnac image in mind Polar created a clean, distinguished and elegant look for the site.
Shell Home Genie
Shell Home Genie’s presentation exhibits a variety of presentation styles, from cinematic, to slide-based, to an interface simulation.
Polar Design utilized Shell Home Genie’s new home management tool and created a cinematic, highly concept-oriented introduction by connecting viewers with the emotional benefits of using the new tool. The objective was to create a clean and creative multimedia presentation that makes the user feel as though they are in the home itself. From developing the presentation concept to creating the animations, Polar was able to create a unique concept to captivate customers. Key parts of the presentation include an animated walk through, modifiable slides that describe individual add-on components, a web site “simulator” and other features. Furthermore, the presentation serves as a tool for trade show settings, playing in in-store kiosks while also remaining available for the primary target market by playing effectively through the Internet.
The Paddock Way project configurator reflects the infinite options possible when having a custom e-commerce site built .
Paddock Way, an online, custom-made furniture store, came to Polar Design unsure of how to stand out among the thousands of furniture stores online and effectively engage the visitors to their site. Polar Design solved this issue with an innovative furniture configurator that allows the user to bring to life furniture designs they create, and then order them online. The configurator features a personal, 3-dimensional furniture builder that allows the user to combine thousands of furniture components and calculate the final price based on the options the users select. This unique marketing solution and sales tool won Polar Design a Horizon Interactive award.