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Digital Placemaking Digital Insights

App tech, smart cities and accessibility: 5 key takewaways from TfL’s Access All Areas

Jo Morrison,

What has already been done to improve accessibility on London’s public transport network? What are today’s biggest challenges? What projects are businesses currently working on to increase accessibility still further? The TfL Access All Areas event at ExCeL London on March 19th aimed to answer these questions, and more. Access…

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Man holding a sticky-note with the words "Block Chain" written on it, looking at computer screens in the background

Digital Insights

What’s a blockchain (and why the hype?)

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

‘Blockchain’ is like ‘post-modernism’: one of those words many of us think we should know but would be horrified to try and explain to friends. Here’s a secret: we feel the same. Which is why we asked Calvium Technical Director Ben Clayton to explain what blockchain is, what it’s for,…

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A woman writes on a chalkboard stand outside, in the dusk at Idescape: Porth Teigr, with festoon lights in the background

Digital Placemaking

Event Round-Up: Exploring digital practice and social purpose at Let’s Get Real 2019

Jo Morrison,

January’s Let’s Get Real 2019 Conference saw speakers from across the arts and cultural heritage sector converge to discuss the intersection of digital practice and social purpose at London’s Wellcome Trust. The event demonstrated the power of digital practice for driving social change – including ‘changes to our identity, our wellbeing,…

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Digital Placemaking

White Paper: Digital Placemaking for Urban Development

Jo Morrison,

Well-considered, attractive and useful public spaces can increase investment, property values, revenue, livelihood opportunities and much more. But how can developers and local authorities make the spaces between buildings work better? One way is to harness the power of digital placemaking: the augmentation of physical places with location-specific digital services,…

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Calvium partners with Transport for London (TfL), Open Inclusion and Transport Systems Catapult following Innovate UK funding win

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

Calvium is pleased to have won Innovate UK funding to develop a mobile wayfinding application to enable people with less visible impairments to navigate railway stations independently and with confidence. In partnership with Transport for London (TfL), Open Inclusion and Transport Systems Catapult we shall deliver a digital wayfinding solution…

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Digital Insights

15 ways apps can improve employee engagement

Alumni: Jade Evans,

Engaged workforces outperform their lower-engagement competitors by more than 200%—streaking ahead in terms of profitability, productivity, customer satisfaction, employee attendance and workplace safety. It’s no wonder, then 2/5 of businesses say employee engagement is their number one challenge. Employees are 87% less likely to leave their role if highly engaged,…

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Digital Insights

About time: Can apps help you focus?

Arthur Graham,

How can you make yourself 23% less likely to make errors at work? Simple: by putting your phone out of sight and out of reach. That’s what a Florida State University team found in their study on the effects digital devices have on our productivity and focus. Understanding that technology…

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iSanta: Could app tech streamline Santa's delivery process?

Digital Insights

iSanta: Could app tech streamline Santa’s delivery process?

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

Even though he might now be in contravention of GDPR (article 4 of regulation 2016/679, in case you were curious), Father Christmas is an unmistakably analogue creation. With a wooden sleigh and flesh and blood reindeer held aloft by little more than a generous sprinkling of Christmas magic, he’s a…

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