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Supporting healthcare workers from home

Mary-Anne McCarron,

At the time of writing, the UK has extended its lockdown for another three weeks and people are still adapting to a life with social distancing measures.  Despite the drastic change to our daily lives, people have united in response to the pandemic. We read about fantastic efforts from communities…

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Aerospace & Engineering Digital Insights

Enabling Digital Innovation

Jo Morrison,

Innovation isn’t easy. Writing ‘innovation’ is easy, saying ‘innovation’ is easy, but, critically, the act of doing and achieving innovation is difficult or at best – tricky. It involves creativity and experimentation, collaboration, serendipity and risk. Recently, I was invited to the Mansion House where the City of London and…

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Digital Placemaking

Designing Digital Cities – reflections

Mary-Anne McCarron,

Smart cities promise a bright future for urban communities with safer, more efficient infrastructure. From greater mobility in public spaces to faster improvements of public services, thanks to a more connected citizenry, the increased integration of digital technology into everyday life can be transformative. However, in recent times there have…

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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

Digital Insights

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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Arts & Culture

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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