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Digital Placemaking

Digital Placemaking with PopMap

Jo Reid,

Bristol is home to more than 460,000 people, a thriving culture and arts scene, and a city centre with an ever-evolving outdoor space. These public spaces are critical to cities as they can support the local economy, provide cultural opportunities, improve public health, and help the environment (along with many…

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Dr. Melissa Baralt, Associate Professor of Applied Psycholinguistics at Florida International University

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Háblame Bebé: Interview with Melissa Baralt

Jo Morrison,

In 2016, Dr. Melissa Baralt, Associate Professor of Applied Psycholinguistics at Florida International University, competed in the US HRSA’s Bridging the Word Gap Challenge. Beating 100 other entries in the three-round competition, Melissa used her grant money to create Háblame Bebé—a language-learning app that aims to close the ‘word gap’…

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Mobile Technology

Immersive Tech in the UK’s Arts and Culture Sector

Jo Morrison,

In the UK alone, virtual reality (VR) tech is predicted to reach £801 million by 2021. Worldwide, the entire immersive sector is expected to pull in $160 billion (£123 billion) by 2023, as more devices come online allowing more consumers than ever to easily access VR and augmented reality (AR)…

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Digital Placemaking

Digital Placemaking for Nature

Jo Morrison,

Sir David Attenborough, during his speech at the prestigious Landscape Institute Awards 2019, said that helping people to understand that our entire world is in danger means we have to “bring them face to face with the complexity, the beauty and the importance of the natural world… They have to…

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People walking on the road during day time

Digital Placemaking

Smart Cities and Digital Ethics: a few thoughts

Jo Morrison,

Worldwide, city leaders are hungry for smart city status. They believe in the promise of connected devices, location-aware sensing technologies and masses of data combining to inform (or make) better public service decisions, optimise efficiency and provide a brighter future for all citizens. What I hope they also believe in…

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A group of people moving through an airport with luggage, seen from a distance. Signs are shown all around them.

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Indoor Wayfinding: on its way to a building near you

Richard Hull,

Ask anyone on the street how to get somewhere and they will usually launch Google Maps on the phone in their hand or immediately available in their pocket. However, the scenario is very different when we are lost indoors. Finding our way around complex indoor spaces like railway stations, airports,…

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Two people standing on a sunny street, holding phones up to a shop exterior with mustard walls.

Digital Placemaking

Digital Placemaking: 2019 at a glance

Jo Morrison,

Digital placemaking really came of age in 2019 and the next decade promises to take us to new levels of digitally-enabled experiences. The ways that people understand the public realm and – critically for businesses and for public services – expect to interact with these spaces, has been transformed by…

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Pink and white fireworks above a dark blue city scene, rivers on a boat are shown in the foreground

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App Predictions for 2020

Calvium Team,

2019 saw app development continue to grow as well as the advancement of development platforms that allow app development with no prior coding experience.  Brain-to-computer interfaces saw continued annual growth, while AR, VR and mixed-reality tech flourished not just on gaming platforms but even in corporate settings. We also saw…

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