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App predictions and app legacies: A Calvium history

App Insights

App predictions and app legacies: A Calvium history

Alumni: 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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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

Alumni: 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?

Alumni: 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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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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Personalisation in apps - building your heritage app simply and ethically

App Insights

Personalisation in apps; building your heritage app simply and ethically

Kieron Gurner,

The Cambridge Analytica scandal has made data collection and personalised experiences synonymous with data misuse and election-rigging – but in app technology, personalisation doesn’t have to be a dirty word. Personalisation offers users and visitors options for how they’d like their content to look, and lets them choose what they…

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