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We provide award-winning app development for those looking to engage people with place. By combining the digital and physical worlds, we work with our clients to tell stories and create enchanting experiences.

We believe that co-creation is the right approach to understanding problems and inspiring creative solutions. All of our projects are a true collaboration between us and our clients…

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Post-truth history – the ethics of heritage placemaking

The Oxford English Dictionaries both declared ‘post-truth’ as their Word of the Year for 2016. This term doesn’t mean that truth has ceased to exist – more that it has ceased to be relevant. In the ‘post-truth’ society where ‘alternative facts’ run rampant, what sounds true is more important than…

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Interview: National Trust Creative Director, Ivo Dawnay, talks heritage fundamentals, attracting millennial audiences, and technology

Sometimes an interview seems cursed. After missed calls, email threads and wrong numbers, we finally pinned down Ivo Dawnay, Creative Director for the National Trust, for a chat about placemaking projects, how heritage sites can attract younger audiences, and the trouble with technology. Three minutes in, however, we were interrupted…

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Internet of Things for hospitality: A connected future

This is the second part in our series focusing on how the Internet of Things is being applied in various industries – you can read part 1, on healthcare, here.   When Hong Kong’s Kowloon Hotel first opened in 1986, it was the world’s first true “technology hotel”. The rooms…

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5 of the world’s most creative placemaking projects

Almost half of the global population – that’s about 3.5 billion of us – live in cities. These cityscapes have grown organically, over hundreds of years, with little consideration for the well-being of those living in them. They’ve been designed for the quantity of dwellers, rather than the quality of…

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