With a little experience under our belt, we were ready to tackle our second edition of Factory Week. The Speak Easy hadn't yet opened, but was getting really close. Our team got to break it in, and we were honored to be the first to use that space. It was love at first use.
With more square feet of whiteboard than we thought we could fill (we did in the end!), we set out to build a website to promote our CMS, Boxer, to refine our brand tone and characteristics in what we called "Project All Together Now," and then went out on a limb to build something really fun – a video game!
This edition of Factory Week was especially fulfilling because we really hit our stride in how to collaborate across the team and we realized how rewarding and fun it was for people to get to work on things they might not normally do in their regular work flow. We also developed a good system for reporting on our projects in process to make sure we stayed on track. Rookies no more, we really knew we were onto something with this Factory Week thing after the Winter 2012 edition.
Today was the day for our MFT melding of minds! Jon Rogers led the team through a series of changes and new ideas for how to improve musicalfamilytree.com in the coming months.
One thing Jeb stressed as we chose our projects for Factory Week was that we needed a few quick wins.
Sometimes it feels more compelling to showcase screenshots of designs and inspiration boards than a text document in progress - but that doesn't mean there aren't other important things going on.
If you've been to our Broad Ripple office, you may have seen the famed Musée de Bobby Pin. We're happy to report it's making an appearance in our video game.
The Speak Easy is launching tonight. There's a bit of party planning happening as we wrap up our Factory Week projects for the day.
Keep your eyes on the Verge blog for some video and interviews of our team about Factory Week.
Everyone here is busy busy busy today and we're halfway through the week!
MFT content writer / editor / junior dictator, Jon Rogers, has been compiling new ideas for the site from a bunch of really smart people.
Jack is taking new team photos for our bios on our website today. With all the flashes going off you'd think the paparazzi stopped by.
Just want to take a moment to support the stand being taken against SOPA. Salute!
After working with placeholder graphics for prototyping, we have tightened up the scope of our video game project.