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Lysaght’s revitalised online presence

When Lysaght.com turned 10, it was clear the brand needed its online presence totally overhauled. BlueScope entrusted Studio IQ to redesign and build the beloved rollformer’s website from the ground up in what would become the largest web project we’ve ever undertaken. Read more…


Money Management Kiosks for P&O Cruises

Handling money is always a sensitive topic. An unattended machine handling money doubly so. As a society, we’ve become accustomed to getting cash out of machines in the form of ATMs, but for the most part our experience inserting cash into machines is limited to vending machines and ticket machines (and in many cases, we only ever insert coins). So when P&O Australia asked us to design and build custom kiosks that would need to be able to dispense and accept thousands of dollars per day, we knew we’d be in for a challenge. Read more…








The Proposal

Studio IQ were invited to tender for the Fraternity Club website re-design as we were a local company and had produced their last website 5 years previous. We all agreed that is was time for a refresh as the existing brochure website wasn't meeting the level of engagement they were looking for.

Lets talk about how we went about doing that. Read more…



Updating the Wet'n'Wild Sydney Kiosks

After an incredible opening season, we were given the opportunity by Wet’n’Wild Sydney to have a second crack at the design this year to make a few key improvements that just weren’t feasible for the original delivery date. Read more…


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Geeks vs Nerds

Are our software developers and designers geeks or nerds? I can attest to the fact that not one soul here likes either word being used to define them, but we mere administrators just can’t help ourselves. So it’s time to finally decide whether they are in fact geeks or nerds…or maybe neither. Read more…


Who's Going to Comic-con 2014?

Ladies and gentlemen…Comic-Con International 2014 is here! Hosted in its place of conception - San Diego, California -Comic-Con has been running since 1970. Originally founded by four gentlemen from backgrounds comprising of a comic strip editor, comic book store owner, publisher and business owner this world renowned event was initially known as the ‘Golden State Comic Book Convention’.

So the question is: are any of the Studio IQ staff attending? Read more…


2014 FIFA World Cup Brazuca ball

If you’ve seen the new, specifically designed Brazuca ball being used during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, you may be in awe. During the first FIFA World Cup in 1930 though, things were a little different… Read more…


Software Developers Decoded

When you think of a software developer what comes to mind? For most its the stereotypical suspenders, plaid shirt with an ink stain and glasses taped in the middle for all the time they spend staring at computer screens amongst many others. My own stereotype was thrown out the window - or moreso against it (I thought it was open). Its time to decode the coders and find out what's real, and what belongs against my window. Read more…


Designing the Kiosks for Wet’n’Wild Sydney

After a whopping $115 million investment, Wet’n’Wild Sydney opened its doors to the public on the 12th of December, 2013, after more than three years of planning, and a year of construction. It immediately became the world’s biggest water theme park.

We were asked to design and build custom touch-screen kiosks that were worthy of the park’s lofty ambitions. Read more…




IQ LINK Receives Award at NSW Mining Supplier Awards

We’re proud to announce that IQ LINK, our kiosk software and hardware solution developed to help deliver critical information to staff in the mining industry has been recognised at the NSW Minerals Council’s annual Industry & Suppliers Awards night in the category of Small Business Supplier. Read more…


On Rebranding

Today iQmultimedia officially becomes Studio IQ, completing a rebranding exercise that has been in the works in some form or another for 5 years. That means today we get to finally stop dealing with the worst client we’ve ever had: ourselves. Read more…


Designing Software for Kiosks

Touch-screen kiosks are an interesting creature. Like modern mobile devices, kiosks allow users to touch the screen directly, interacting directly with objects on screen without needing to be able to operate a mouse.

On the face of it, they’re apparently so similar that most people who are new to designing and building systems for kiosks seem to want to treat them as the same design problem by applying the same design solutions. It’s sometimes difficult to explain why an existing (fantastic) mobile interface can’t be simply repurposed for kiosks.

Sadly, that option never works. That’s because there are inescapable differences to be aware of between mobile devices and kiosks. As a company founded explicitly to create high-quality touch-screen kiosk software and our unique relationship with kiosk hardware manufacturer IQ KIOSK, here are some of the main things we’ve learnt to consider when designing and building kiosk software for our clients. Read more…