Stardotstar.

We create delightful interactive content, tools and products that improve people’s lives.

Featured work, from broadcast, culture and education.

Junior Vets On Call by Stardotstar

CBBC Junior Vets On Call

Our latest game for CBBC in 2014 - exciting animal rescue on your mobile phone

CBBC Junior Vets On Call

We've been at it again with the release of Junior Vets On Call for CBBC, with True North.

This HTML5 game looks great on your desktop, and even better on your mobile phone. 

Play it now. Play it here.



Visible Trade for the Open University

Visible Trade

For the Open University

Visible Trade:

For the Open University

Delve into 20 years’ worth of UK export and import data to discover some surprising stories about the UK’s trade relations with the rest of the world. Now short-listed for the Information is Beautiful Awards 2014

See Visble Trade. There's a nice 'how to' video here.


First Steps - a photograph of Rebecca am adopter from the First Steps website

First Steps

Our new mobile first e-learning resource for First4Adoption

First Steps

for First4Adoption and Dfe

We’re delighted to have launched First Steps — the UK’s first e-learning resource for a national adoption information service, First4adoption. Built as a mobile first experience, it features four initial subjects featuring eight audio episodes and allows users to self test their own progress and increase their state of readiness.

See and hear it here.


A screen shot of Building Stories an interactive for the Open University

Open University

Animated story - no flash required

Building Stories

Building Stories

We’ve completed another delightful interactive for the Open University based around the architects behind some of Britain's most iconic buildings, called Building Stories.

It’s been created in support of the BBC Four series The Brits Who Built The Modern World and will even work on your tablet.

Nominet Trust Infographic

Nominet Trust

Animated infographic

Nominet Trust

Infographic

We're excited to reveal our animated infographic that highlights the Nominet Trusts investment in social organisations. Take a look here.





CBBC Junior Vets

Children's vet game 2013

CBBC Junior Vets

Children's vet game

Working with True North and CBBC, we devised and produced the Junior Vets online game, allowing kids to get stuck-in and help animals. Nominated for Best Game at Broadcast Digital Awards 2013 and Best Use of Gaming at Big Chip Awards 2013Play the game or watch the video.
A screen shot of Little Planet  for TfGM

Little Planet

For TfGM

Little Planet

TfGM

It's amazing, but out of the 3.2 million secondary school children in England, a staggering 24% are driven an average of 3.5 miles to school. Can you imagine what that generates in terms of greenhouse gasses? Well now, pupils can do just that with Little Planet which will allow them to estimate and visualise the weight of their travels.

All in glorious HTML5 – no flash plug in required.


StardotBOOM picture featuring the two on-screen players

StardotBOOM

a small internal game project

StardotBOOM

a small internal game project

...that we thought you might be interested in. Play it here and remember to ask along a friend. No Flash required.


Jam

Our one-page websites and workshops

Jam

With the Nominet Trust

Jam is an easy to use platform and licensable training programme for capacity builders to get organisations online with modern, mobile friendly websites. Currently nominated for Best Not For Profit Project at Big Chip Awards 2013Read more.

20th Century Authors

Interactive Infographics for the OU

20th Century Authors

Interactive Infographics for the OU

We’ve joined the dots of C20th Britain to give learners the chance to discover cultural connections. 60 writers with shared genres, themes, universities, jobs and awards, added up to a staggering 3500 connections! See C20th Authors in HTML5, and C20th Composers in the orginal Flash.


Beaver Leaks

For Channel 4

Beaver Leaks

Channel 4

A hacker has broken into the characters' devices and published their private emails, texts and pictures, real-time, along with each episode. Viewers could dig-into this content before, during and after each episode. Nominated for Best Website at Broadcast Digital Awards 2012.


Touch Tables

for Salford University

Touch Tables

for Salford University

We’ve been working hard to design and build ten touch-screen tables for the launch of the new University of Salford MediaCityUK campus. The tables allow visitors play games and browse online, with staff able to remotely tailor the tables for those special occasions. See the Video.

BBC Radio 1 IPTV

Prototype developed with the BBC

BBC Radio 1 IPTV

What should radio look like on IPTV? Working with Somethin' Else we created a YouView prototype to show how you can make great looking radio not bad television. Please ask for a demonstration. Winner of Best Application of Technology award at Big Chip 2011.



Graham Norton 

IPTV prototype for So Television

Graham Norton

IPTV prototype for So Television & BBC

How could the new possibilities of IPTV be applied to existing successful formats? Working with So TV, we prototyped how viewers can dig deeper, mid-show, keeping them engaged with the TV screen. See a sneaky peek.
Bento Box for Channel 4

Bento Box

Channel 4

Bento Box

Channel 4

A small IPTV prototype for Channel 4 that is not being taken forward. Overwhelmed with too much choice on your TV? Let us help you with that. See it here.


Gordon Street

Community medical centre

Gordon Street

Medical Centre

Nice and neat website for Gordon Street community medical centre. Designed and built for mobile, tablet and desktop.


Wonder Women

Visual connections for Open University

Wonder Women

Visual connections for Open University

In support of International Women's Day we took a look at 60 of the world's most influential and pioneering women over the past 100 years.

See Wonder Women.

RLP

RLP Things to Come

for Royal the Liverpool Philharmonic

RLP Things to Come

for Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Things to Come is an application to introduce the audience to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, how an orchestra works and the eponymous piece of music by Sir Arthur Bliss. We’re also delighted to have won 2 national BIMA awards. See Things To Come or download.


No Anorak Required

for Transport for Greater Manchester

No Anorak Required

for Transport for Greater Manchester

A fun and educational ‘timeline history’ of Greater Manchester's public transport. This interactive piece, for 11–13 year olds and their teachers, provides an online platform for this amazing story. See No Anorak Required.

Safe and Sound

for Dept. for Transport & GM Police

Safe & Sound

for Department for Transport & Greater Manchester Police

Winner of 3 BIMA awards, amongst others, this project rejuvenated Road Safety within schools for the Department for Transport.


Nosey Parker

Our 'closer, safer, cheaper' parking app

Nosey Parker

Our 'closer, safer, cheaper' parking app

Our Nosey Parker app reached number 20 in the UK app-chart, featured on The Gadget Show and won the Best Application of Technology award at the Big Chips.

Stardotstars 13th birthday cake

We're 13. THIRTEEN.

Already?

We're 13

April 10th 2001

Stardotstar is 13: 156 months, 676 weeks, 1 accountant, 4 offices, 1 client for 10+ years, 1 office fire (the best declutter ever), 5 BIMAs and 11 Big Chip Awards. A big thank you to all of our clients and Starlets past and present. No one can accuse us of not being persisient.
Clients Clients

Our approach is straightforward.

We start with the end-user, adding the right kind of technology to create websites, applications and games that delight clients and users alike.

We've been solving problems for the last twelve years, and love to collaborate with our clients and other creatives. If you've got an interesting project, we'd love to hear from you. Drop us a line on 0161 236 9740, or get in touch.

The very latest, from the Starlets.

Short-listed for the Information is Beautiful Awards 2014

Now short-listed for the Information is Beautiful Awards 2014, Visible Trade lets you delve into 20 years’ worth of UK export and import data to discover some surprising stories about the UK’s trade relations with the rest of the world. Wish us luck on the 12th November...
Gez, October 2014

Business Developer: Two heads are better than one

This is new for us; we’re looking for a business development / marketing person to bring cold leads into the warm, so we can create more delightful projects – not only for us in digital, but also for our partner company  Taylor O’Brien in branding and design. Together we are greater than the sum of our parts.

- Two companies in branding and design with digital strategy and content.
- Post graduate role
- Make introductions for us with new potential clients, taking them from cold to warm leads.
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The happy candidate will need to be great at research, creation of supporting marketing campaigns, CRM management, copywriting and, oh everything.

Does this sound like you - get in touch.
Gez, Oct 2014

Stardotstar are hiring

We're always keen to meet talented people that want to create delightful content, tools, and experiences.

Ruby on Rails devs, back-end, javaScript. Producers - Vision, organisational.  Interaction Designers - UX. All communications will be treated in confidence.

Gez, Aug 2014

Made with Jam

If you’re a charity, community project or not-for-profit busy trying to change the world, the last thing on your mind is updating your website!

Well, Stardotstar hope to change all that — with the launch of madewithjam.org.

Jam provides absolutely everything you need. No hidden extras, no upsells, no fuss.
Gareth, Winter 2012

Stardotstudent Placements

Are you looking for an industrial placement on your sandwich course? We're a Ruby on Rails house at the backend, and doing some lovely HTML5 and hardcore Javascript tools and toys for the BBC, Open University and more at the front. 

If you like to learn, and are keen to work on R&D prototypes, and public facing projects, drop us a line on the form below, telling us how great you are.
Gez, June 2014

We're looking for an Office Manager

We’re looking for a full or part-time Office Manger, or PA, to run the day-to-day operations around the studio.

Office insurance, project invoicing, purchasing, health and safety, admin – all of these tasks and more will be your domain. You will have to be reliable, trustworthy, articulate, organisational and preferably have an understanding of what we do as a digital creative studio.

You’ll be reporting to our multi-tasking MD who wants to multi-task less and focus more.

 Gez, May, 2014

RTS Yorkshire Awards 2014

Looks like it's the season to put our posh frocks on… Our beautiful (and super successful) Junior Vets game with True North for CBBC has been nominated for Best Digital Project at this year's Royal Television Society Yorkshire Awards :-)
Gareth, June 2014

Big Chip 2014

Great news… Our HTML5 interactive story for the Open University Building Stories has been shortlisted for the Best Use of Visual Design.

Go us :-)

It’s been created in support of the BBC Four series The Brits Who Built The Modern World and will even work on your tablet.

Gareth, May 2014

Contact us.

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