Designing for You

Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS HawaiiResponsive design. That’s the term for the way we’ve rebuilt our PBS Hawaii web presence.

 

Launched last month, the new website at PBSHawaii.org reformats and adjusts to suit the device that you’re using to access it. You can go from your desktop computer monitor to your tablet to your smartphone without laboring to enjoy the material. No need to laboriously pan and scroll to see the full information and images.

 

“This is so much easier for our viewers to use, and there’s more efficiency for our staff in updating content,” says Liberty Peralta, who oversaw development of the new website. It was designed for us locally by Ikayzo, a creative agency and software development firm.

 

PBS Hawaii webmaster Brian Bueza notes that the website also brings users far more video, and lush photos and graphics. “It looks and feels more like television, while also being interactive.”

 

The new responsive format of the PBS Hawaii website allows it to adapt to multiple platforms and devices.
The new responsive format of the PBS Hawaii website allows it to adapt to multiple platforms and devices.

 

Meanwhile, a very different kind of responsive design will be evident as construction continues on our NEW HOME at Nimitz Highway and Sand Island Access Road.

 

Our architect, Sheryl Seaman of Group 70 International, has designed a comfortable gathering place that’s perfect for our role as a statewide connector and convener at The Clarence T.C. Ching Campus.

 

Our NEW HOME building, under construction on Sand Island Access Road, was also designed with public use in mind.
Our NEW HOME building, under construction on Sand Island Access Road, was also designed with public use in mind.

 

It’ll enable the flexibility that people want for meetings in the 21st century, offering a pleasant environment with a lot of natural light, open spaces, reconfigurable seating and easy access to technology. Where acoustical privacy is important, conference rooms will have glass walls with a bit of artistic opaqueness. Our various departments (programming, local content production, communications, etc.) will not be a warren of cubicles and private offices; they’ll be “coves,” geared to a team approach. The overall effect will be one of openness, transparency and collaboration.

 

With gratitude,

 

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