Case Study: A Multichannel Livestreaming Platform For The CYBATHLON at ETH Zurich.
ETH Zurich was founded in 1855, is one of the most renowned universities globally, and regularly occupies top positions in university rankings. There are 16 departments, and advanced studies for a doctorate in engineering, mathematics, and natural sciences are numerous.
The customer was looking for a live streaming solution. The technical challenges were mainly related to the Livestream integration; the automated video integration via a Vimeo interface, the integration of over 250 social media sources, or the possibility to make videos available for download to specific users via the multi-level role concept
Implement a complex multichannel solution in 2 months
The client was looking for a multichannel solution to bring as much interaction and emotion as possible to the platform and back to the viewers and participants. This year, due to Covid-19, the event was planned without viewers from the beginning. Another difficulty was that we had to work on the client's server and not our own, and due to the tight schedule, development and content acquisition had to be done in parallel. Therefore, it was also clear from the beginning that we could not waste any time and had to start very quickly to be able to solve the technically and conceptually challenging requirements in just over two months in three hyper-agile sprints. In those two months, we created various design approaches and mood boards and ultimately quickly transformed the desired line into an urban style guide that the client desired.
An interactive LiveExperience
Together with our partner Yoveo, who produced the videos, we connected the Livestream production with the user interface so that both worlds worked together seamlessly. We created many exciting features like server-based live slapping, as you know from Facebook, to integrate audience interactions. To further integrate the community into the project, we also connected more than 250 social network sources of teams and partners on the platform, which could be seamlessly automated and moderated.
An automated publishing workflow
Of course, the challenges were mainly related to the Livestream integration, the automated video integration via a Vimeo interface, or the possibility to make videos available for download to specific users via the multi-level role concept. The universities were able to register their teams and pilots, and via an approval process, this registration was then directly integrated into the platform in a visually appealing way.