Over the last 6 years, we've been lucky enough to share offices, growing pains and many successful projects with the creators of one of Tokyo’s most vital art resources, Tokyo Art Beat.
Co-founded by AQ’s very own Paul Baron in 2004 as a bilingual art exhibition listing website, TAB is visited by art lovers 200,000 times a month, and has extended its activities and reach via an designer goods e-commerce site, a bestselling iPhone app, a New York-based sister site, and a bilingual free paper, circulation 100,000, all designed and illustrated by AQ.
Tokyo Art Beat’s non-profit status has inspired us to always make a lot with a little. Our collaborations with TAB have proved a fruitful testing ground for many of the ideas and tools that we bring to our projects today: careful information design, an iterative design process, usability testing, log analysis and search engine optimization, all of which have helped TAB’s audience and influence continue to grow over the years.
A workflow design that reduces clicks and speeds job turnover
Apps for the Japanese working man’s favorite free magazine
A tablet-optimized interactive data exploration and presentation tool
A collective travel map and diary, made from our own experience of the world
A simple app to nudge casual art goers to Tokyo's museums.