Uncovering the 'Hidden Brief'
At Somewhere Else, we take time to dig deep into our client’s brand. We learn their values, adopt their narrative, meet stakeholders and understand their challenges. Why? The opportunity often lies within a ‘hidden brief’ that’s waiting to be unlocked through immersive tech. Over the years, we’ve analysed many of those hidden briefs and used them to create our model, called the Adaptive Strategic Framework. Put simply, this approach is driven by purpose, transparent and a collaborative way of working with our clients.
Into the Audience’s Shoes, Heart and Mind
In creative development, we follow Somewhere Else's proprietary principles of Audience Experience (AX) design. It’s a process that borrows from Design Thinking, leverages relevant industry insights and our own learnings from the field. We design experiences with a human-centred lens to go beyond a sense of fun and awe. We consider the user’s physical, mental and emotional presence to create positive and transformative experiences.
Trial and Error:404
Then comes the long and winding road that separates the idea and the experience. The Somewhere Else team takes ideas from imagination to prototype with AGILE methodology. Prototypes help designers get crucial intel about how the experience feels. Prototypes give our clients a first impression and often leads them to new ideas.
As Saschka Unseld elegantly said: “[in VR] We’re not dealing with words or images but creating states of being”. That's why we keep an open mind to be able incorporate Audience Experience feedback into each iteration of the prototypes.
Somewhere Else this 2018
The heart of what we do comes down to three processes: uncovering the hidden brief, AX design, and AGILE prototyping. But we’d be lying if we said that it’s all that matters. The part we look forward to the most is watching people lose themselves in the client’s world. It tends to put a big smile on their faces - and on ours.
Happy New Year!