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Democratisation and collaboration, opportunity and challenge: Technology’s role in the museum of tomorrow

Digital Placemaking Heritage

Democratisation and collaboration, opportunity and challenge: Technology’s role in the museum of tomorrow

Jo Morrison,

How can digital technology be used to open up and foster collaboration within museum research projects? That’s the question Museums+Tech 2018’s speakers seek to answer at this week’s event, hosted by the Museum Computer Group at London’s National Gallery. The intersection of technology, heritage, collaboration and democratisation is where we…

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App predictions and app legacies: A Calvium history

App Insights

App predictions and app legacies: A Calvium history

Charlie Harman,

While Calvium has been banging the drum for digital placemaking for the last few years, we’ve been studying the relationship between people, place and technology for much, much longer. Looking back at our earliest publications, it’s reassuring to see that we’ve always been talking about the connection between people, place…

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Digital placemaking and health and wellbeing

Digital Placemaking

Digital placemaking for health and wellbeing

Jo Morrison,

City building and quality of life are indelibly linked. In Copenhagen, policymakers have invested heavily in infrastructure for cyclists, planting flat roofs with vegetation, and offering free stress clinics for citizens. As a result, the Danish capital is one of the healthiest and happiest cities in the world. Denmark as…

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It's all about the tech - What's so compelling about apps from Calvium’s perspective

App Insights

“It’s all about the tech” – What’s so compelling about apps from Calvium’s perspective

Charlie Harman,

Just like painting or writing, app development is a creative process. Armed only with a client brief and our imaginations, expertise and tools, Calvium creates app experiences. Each one unique, each one requiring its own approach. App development to us is a combination of technology, storytelling, user experience, creativity, collaboration…

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Riot! 1831 is back - What's new

Digital Placemaking

Riot! 1831 is back: What’s new?

Charlie Harman,

In the last few years, there has been an explosion in immersive, location-based experiences. From the monumental success of Pokémon GO to more cerebral experience like our own Lost Palace of Whitehall – a piece of audio theatre that brings to life the history of a Royal Palace that no…

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Digital Placemaking

Digital placemaking for public engagement

Jo Morrison,

Public engagement is a huge part of digital placemaking – and of British government policy around planning and development. The new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), published in July 2018, emphasises the importance of meaningful community engagement in delivering healthy, inclusive and safe places where people want to live and…

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News

Tom Melamed: So Long and thanks for all the apps

Tom Melamed,

A personal message from Tom Melamed, Client Services Director:

After nine glorious years as one of Calvium’s founders and directors, making apps and services and growing a fabulous team it’s time for me to say goodbye. I’m turning in my key to the gold-plated executive bathroom and stepping back from my current role at Calvium. I’ll be staying on as a non-executive director, shareholder, and cheerleader. However, I will no longer be involved with projects or clients. It’s not been an easy decision to make and I’ll miss the wonderful people I’ve had the joy of working with every day.

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Future ethical questions for digital placemakers

Digital Placemaking

Future ethical questions for digital placemakers

Jo Morrison,

The rise of digital placemaking has been supported by emerging digital technologies – from smart clothing to city-wide sensor networks – that go beyond the smartphone. But while conversations around technological possibility are important, larger ethical questions have come to the fore. There are groundbreaking developments in the Internet of…

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Engineering

How to measure the ROI of app technology in engineering firms

Jo Reid,

From warehouse inventory to health and safety compliance to running entire factories, app tech is all over the manufacturing and engineering space. Digital transformation firm Capgemini recently surveyed 1,000 senior executives from global manufacturing organizations across nine countries, 62% of who had global revenues greater than $2 billion. The report…

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