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Find your device: How should you deliver your app experience?

Tom Melamed,

By 2020, the average household will contain 50 devices connected via the Internet of Things (IoT). That’s not just smartphones and laptops: it’s lightbulbs, clothes, even jewellery. For creative technologists like ourselves who work with practical apps like offline directories or manufacturing apps, and experiences for the heritage or regeneration…

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Exploring the digital pillars of urban regeneration

Jo Morrison,

Urban regeneration – reviving the underused land and decaying structures that appear in many cities – has become an established force in urban environment planning and placemaking. Emerging in the mid-twentieth century and gathering impetus as concerns about greenfield development continue to rise, the trend toward urban regeneration has seen…

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RAMM GameJam 2018

Jo Morrison,

Last weekend was all about playful exploration at Exeter’s beautiful Royal Albert Memorial Museum. Calvium’s Jo Morrison joined the museum’s Rick Lawrence and Sophia as a GameJam mentor to students from the Games Development and Design course at nearby Exeter College. The students have been challenged to make video games…

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A definition of Digital Placemaking for Urban Regeneration

Jo Morrison,

Like ‘smart cities’ and the ‘Internet of Things’ there are multiple ways in which digital placemaking can be interpreted and explained. As digital placemaking is central to what we do, we thought it important to present our own brief definition of the phrase and practice: Digital placemaking (noun); The augmentation…

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9 golden rules for digital placemaking in 2018

Jo Morrison,

Digital placemaking has the power to make a physical space come alive in a way that nothing else can. The past can be brought to life, the future can appear before your eyes or you might even find yourself holding a beating human heart in the present. So what does…

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Why digital should be in the DNA of your regeneration project

Jo Morrison,

BT’s chief marketing officer Zaid Al-Qassab caused a stir recently when he drew a line under ‘digital’. “Stop using the word digital,” he implored at an Advertising Week Europe panel; pointing out that when he worked in print he was never referred to as a “paper marketer”. To Al-Qassab, the…

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The naughty and nice of app experiences

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Ho ho NO: The naughty and nice of app experiences

Charlie Harman,

Here’s the thing about designing an app experience: it could end up a perfect little pudding or a saggy old Christmas jumper. And while no two experiences are exactly the same, there are some common UX and design factors that can help or hinder visitors to a heritage site. What…

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