QA Graphics created an Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED) for the new Finksburg Branch of the Carroll County Public Library in Maryland. The library is using the EEED to educate staff and patrons on the new building’s energy efficiencies, carbon footprint and green initiatives. The information is presented in an easy to understand format, similar to a Web site, on an interactive touchscreen to show users the library’s energy consumption in real-time. Users can also check the weather and learn more about the library’s various green features, including a geothermal heat pump, storm water management, solar hot water and recyclable materials.
Scott Reinhart, assistant director of Carroll County Public Library, said working with QA Graphics was a real pleasure. “We’re delighted with the product both technically and artistically. It’s so gratifying to see kids interacting with the dashboard and learning how we are helping our environment,” said Reinhart. Learn more.
QA Graphics helped Vogue Tyre launch EnTyre 360°, an online shopping tool for the car parts aftermarket. EnTyre 360° is an interactive experience that lets customers virtually modify their vehicle to see exactly how custom accessories like tires and wheels will look on their car before purchasing.
“EnTyre 360° has been very well received by our visitors to Vogue’s website,” said Ken Brockway, director of Vogue Tyre marketing. “This software was designed exclusively for us and brings a whole new perspective to customizing vehicles.”
Visitors can see their vehicle in 3D and use the online tool to customize their vehicle, choosing from true factory colors, wheels, grilles, tires and a body kit. Viewers can choose from the top-selling accessories available, with the selections shown almost instantly in a full 360-degree view to see the updates from every angle. Currently, EnTyre 360° has two models on display ― the Cadillac CTS and Lexus RX350. QA Graphics will continue to work with Vogue Tyre to roll out additional models in 2010. See the cutting-edge application on Vogue Tyre’s website, http://www.voguetyre.com/3d/index.php.
QA Graphics developed a new website for Medical Billing, Inc.
“Working with QA Graphics’ developer to create my new website was a fast and smooth process,” said Kyle Shupe, owner of Medical Billing, Inc. “He created a new site quickly, updating the design used on my old site and incorporating new elements.”
“QA Graphics was very helpful, providing guidance throughout the design and a clear timeline for both my business and the developer to ensure the site was completed in the agreed upon time. It was important to me that current marketing principles be applied to the site’s design. The developer was very knowledgeable; he created a base design and then provided options for the layout, offering tips on what was best for both the graphics and content," said Shupe.
QA Graphics created an Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED) for the Iowa State Capitol Complex. The Capitol Complex named the dashboard the “Eye on Energy” kiosk. It’s displayed on a touch screen set in an Iowa walnut cabinet, located on the first floor of the State Capitol.
The touch screen allows users to view the Complex’s green features, which include the sustainability practices of the buildings, as well as utility monitoring pages and educational pages that allow the user to digitally tour the Capitol Complex. Visitors can also view real-time data on energy consumption of all 14 buildings on the Capitol Complex and the campus as a whole.
QA Graphics completed an Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard for a new green McDonald's franchise in Cary, North Carolina. The restaurant is owned and operated by Ric Richards of The Richards Advantage, Inc. Richards chose the EEED solution to educate the public on the restaurant’s sustainability practices. Learn more.
"Everyone’s overall reaction to the dashboard has definitely brought the WOW factor to a new level,” said Richards. “The touch screen hits customers right in the face when they walk in the restaurant. It’s so unique and different; people are walking right up and touching the dashboard right away. The 360-degree view is very impressive. It really allows users to interact with it.”
“When working with the QA Graphics’ team, everyone was very open to ideas and suggestions throughout the process, and they provided great feedback on how to better improve the process,” said Richards. “The most impressive part was that they never had to make an on-site visit. We did all the work though discussions by phone and email.” View news coverage. See news videos.