Harley Oliver Digital
Harley Oliver Digital
Toronto-based design and user-experience agency
 
 

Our interactive YouTube experience brought ASD awareness to classrooms across Ontario.

 
 
 
 
 
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We partnered with Autism Ontario to create an in-classroom exercise for public students across the province. What originated as a request for a PDF pamphlet design, morphed into a learning experience like no other.

 
 
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01.

Approach

By leveraging platforms like Youtube, it allowed our team to focus on an idea – one that would invite the audience to explore the stories of people living with ASD.

Ideas should always evolve. Sometimes it’s easier for resource-strapped organizations to fall back on ‘what they know’, but it’s our job to help break these habits so we can find new ways to engage. In Autism Ontario’s case, we knew the initial request (a simple PDF pamphlet) wouldn’t achieve the goal of connecting with a young audience. A new approach and perspective was needed. Our team’s, working side-by-side, developed a next-generation video concept: An interactive ‘Choose Your Own Destination’ series. We created something truly unique, going so far as to enlist the help of a music composer to create a signature melody that would unite each design element. 

 
 
 
 

A "choose your own destination" interactive experience.

 
 
 
 

02.

User Experience & Interaction Design

Human-centred design means approaching challenges with empathy – and directing each component of the experience to work as a whole.

When your design focus is delivering a powerful User Experience, implementation must be simple. The solution must work just as well for the client as it does for the audience. That’s why we design products that are made to be used, with the human being at the centre.

Harley Oliver understood exactly how Autism Ontario would use this tool, amongst others, and focused on creating a suite of beautiful, elegant solutions that were easy to use. 

 
 
 
 

03.

Melody Compasition 

We worked with a musical composer from Sweden to establish a "exploratory melody" for the menu and intro's of all interactive videos. 

 
 
 
 

Do good.

We believe that designers have the ability (and responsibility) to solve human challenges – big and small.

Designing a more inclusive place for people with ASD is a good example of this. Design can accomplish solutions that don't just work for the masses, but for everyone on this planet, connecting us all closer together. 

 
 
 
 

Helping structure a Start-up, form ideas and define products takes these services:

 

Strategy

  • Communication Design
  • Strategic Planning
  • Program + Lesson Planning

Design & UX

  • Art Direction
  • Visual Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Brand Design
  • User Experience Design

Content Studio

  • Scriptwriting
  • Copywriting
  • Video Production
  • Live Action Production
  • Casting + Talent
  • Post Production
  • Musical Componsitions
  • Music + Sound Mixing

Interactivity

  • Interactive Planning
  • Experience Cordination
  • Non-Linear Story Mapping
  • User-Generating Content Planning