ZHdK Website: Headless CMS & Elastic Search paired with innovative Interaction Design

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  • Languages: 2

  • Country: Switzerland

Open Site


How to connect different data sources into one system and make it completely searchable?
We answered this question by using the headless CMS approach with TYPO3. The data hub is provided by the powerful elastic search. The data binding has been done with the powerful NodeJS-/BackboneJS-Stack. The interaction design has been provided by Hinderling Volkart.
This way we have a very performing, powerful and flexible web solution. The new site is a lively platform for inspiration, information and networking around the topics of the ZHdK.

About the company

With around 2,800 students and 650 teaching staff, Zurich University of the Arts is one of the major universities of the arts in Europe. The study and research programme covers the areas of design, film, fine arts, music, dance, theatre, transdisciplinary studies, and the teaching of arts and design. The university also has many venues for exhibitions and performances, where the results of the education provided can be shown in public.

Zurich University of the Arts is part of the Zurich Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts (ZFH), and is a state university with its own legal entity.

snowflake productions gmbh


As a full-service agency with the web as its core skill, we provide our customers with high-quality services. With clear corporate goals, we maintain a constant focus on the customer and work consistently to grow our innovative capability, and product and process quality. We are confident in using open source solutions for web, eCommerce and individual projects. snowflake employs 30 people in Zurich, Bern and Lucerne.

snowflake is Switzerland's market leader in the implementation of TYPO3 solutions. Continuing professional development and very close contact with the international TYPO3 community keep us up to date on the latest system features and expansion options.
We implement TYPO3 solutions, train editors and developers in dealing with the CMS and advise clients on the choice of hosting partner. snowflake achieves positive results deploying TYPO3 for our customers, from SMEs to international companies.

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