Responses by Rezo Zero.
Background: The Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles wished to set up a bilingual virtual exhibition which plunges the user into the heart of French Baroque music. The Rezo Zero team was in charge of creating an immersive virtual exhibition presented through six podcasts called Expodcast. These episodes form the narrative framework of an interactive experience augmented with content and media.
Challenges: Bringing the user into the world of Baroque music and its history, captivating everyone from specialists and experts to novices unfamiliar with the rich and varied world of Baroque music. Taking a didactical approach, the website is accessible to a wide range of people from different ages and levels of knowledge. The responsive platform enables podcasts to be listened to independently of the content, as well as enabling exploration of the website and all its pedagogical resources without turning on the sound.
Navigation structure: The six episodes of the virtual experience had to be designed in a highly accessible and coherent way, ensuring a fluid navigation and guiding the user throughout their visit. The sequencing of different blocks of content and cross-navigation between the episodes had to be rendered in an intuitive and dynamic way.
Special navigational features: Since it a visual and audio experience, a precise synchronization between audio and visual content had to be implemented so the user could enjoy the various media. Each episode comprises three parts, listed in the website table of contents as well as in the player bar. UI and UX markers have been integrated into the website to make it possible for users to synchronize the podcast audio with the visual content at any time.
Technology: Expodcast, as many other websites we craft, is built on our Symfony-based CMS Roadiz. Roadiz includes an ergonomic content management dashboard and enables an arborescent view of the entire website. For front-end development, we used Vue.js, Bootstrap and GSAP.