Joachim Farncombe Digital Projects


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Forums and noticeboards for intranet

New staff discussion forum and classified advert noticeboards for Cambridge University Hospitals staff intranet.

The staff forum has provided a lively place for discussion, ranting and some bizarre conversation to take place for several years.

The hospital intranet sits on a content management system that is antiquated and really not fit for purpose. The forum functionality was...

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eHospital is a collaboration between Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals) and Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Papworth Hospital). The plan is to create a "paper light" hospital where all patient records are available digitally - changing the way the hospital works

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Cambridge IVF

The build of the site presented several challenges. The Drupal implemenation had to be done with a phased approach in mind. 

The designer had a print background; web was a new venture and the result was a web design with some gaps to fill.

Lookout for a design refresh and responsive implementation coming late 2013.

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London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF)

London Arts in Health Forum is a membership organisation which aims to develop the role of culture in wellbeing and to promote and support arts in health activity across London and nationally.

The organisation is free to join and offers events, a regular newsletter, training sessions, advice and support for artists, architects, clinical staff and service users - basically anyone with an...

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Outspoken Delivery

Outspoken is a Cambridge-based courier firm - an organisation I hold in high regard for their green credentials, and a very visible presence around Cambridge.

From a design point of view, this was a straight forward task. They briefed me to bring the Outspoken Delivery site in line with Outspoken Training, the courier firm's sister company. The nifty graphic were designed by the company...

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Methods Unsound

Methods Unsound publishes features on all the most peculiar, interesting and offbeat pop culture detritus from the past and present. It covers movies, music, comics, food, drink and travel. My role is both digital producer, overseeing the technical elements of the site but also content creator and have written numerous articles on topics from ginger wine to theatre reviews.

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Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH)

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) is one of the countries' leading teaching hospitals, with an international reputation as a centre of excellence, and one of only 5 biomedical research centres in the UK. Their website, therefore, is a central resource for information for patients, visitors, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders such as the media and government. The site gets...

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Cambridge Fertility

A small website for a private fertility expert. The client identified the need for a responsive, mobile first approach very early on. The main challenge was how to present detailed treatment and condition information in a simple way. I opted to use an 'accordian' so all information is available on one page.

The identity design was done by long term collaborator George Aretakis.

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Evelyn Trust

The Evelyn Trust website was built in collaboration with freelance designer and long time collaborator George Aretakis and project managed by Jo Timson (CUH head of Corporate Communications).

The brief was to completly redesign the Trusts' website and also to create an identity to be used across all digital marketing and printed material. 

It is a relatively simple site aimed at...

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Children at Addenbrooke's

Designed and built by Cambridge digital agency Ware Anthony Rust, my role was as project manager. This is a site designed to take the uncertainity and worry around coming to hospital for children. 

This was an extremely fun project to work on. We involved kids from each of the age groups from an early stage with the designers attending focus groups sessions and creating mood boards of...

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Anglia Nutrition Network (ANNet)

The Anglia Nutrition Network had no web presence or identity prior to this project. This proved to be a good in one way - I had a blank canvas to start with. In another way, search engine optimisation (SEO) was more of a challenge due to having to start from scratch.

The site and logo was designed by Cambridge based illustrator Hannah Kennard.

The major requirement of the site...

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