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The Value of Innovation Workshops to Business: Interview with Jo Reid

Jo Reid,

Calvium’s innovation workshops are designed to be a structured and creative approach to ideation. The intent is to help businesses come up with new, concrete and viable concepts – underpinned by digital technologies – that can advance their organisations. Key to success is recognising those concepts which can be successfully…

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A group of people moving through an airport with luggage, seen from a distance. Signs are shown all around them.

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Indoor Wayfinding: on its way to a building near you

Richard Hull,

Ask anyone on the street how to get somewhere and they will usually launch Google Maps on the phone in their hand or immediately available in their pocket. However, the scenario is very different when we are lost indoors. Finding our way around complex indoor spaces like railway stations, airports,…

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App Predictions for 2020

Calvium Team,

2019 saw app development continue to grow as well as the advancement of development platforms that allow app development with no prior coding experience.  Brain-to-computer interfaces saw continued annual growth, while AR, VR and mixed-reality tech flourished not just on gaming platforms but even in corporate settings. We also saw…

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Jo Reid stands in front of a window

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Calvium 10th year anniversary: Interview with Jo Reid

Jo Reid,

It’s amazing to think that ten years have gone by since five people working at Hewlett-Packard’s Research and Development Labs got together to form Calvium. We’ve come a long way in that time and in this interview our Managing Director Jo Reid takes a look back at where we’ve come from, where we are and where we’re going.

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App Insights Heritage

Hidden Florence 3D at the National Gallery

Jo Morrison,

As part of the National Gallery’s Research Centre Seminar series, the Gallery recently unveiled Hidden Florence 3D: San Pier Maggiore — a digital placemaking AR project that reunites the altarpiece panels with the church they were created to adorn. People are able to see the large polyptic in its ‘original location’, walk through the church itself and understand the relationship between Jacopo di Cione’s paintings and one of the most important religious institutions of Renaissance Florence.

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London train line platform signs, showing station stops from the eastbound and westbound platforms.

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NavSta: Mapping & wayfinding

Kieron Gurner,

Wayfinding allows people to orient themselves within a given space, allowing them to understand where they are currently, where their destination is and how to reach it. This can be done through signals like signs, maps and graphics applied to the environment. Indoor wayfinding presents a different set of challenges, especially when it comes to mapping them digitally.

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Conference room full of people sitting facing away from the camera. A presenter on stage stands in front of projected slides.

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Key takeaways from the RDG Stations Summit

Richard Hull,

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) held its fifth Stations Summit this month (10th October) at Grand Station, Wolverhampton. This year’s conference revolved around the development of stations as transport interchanges within thriving communities. Our Executive Chairman, Richard Hull, attended; he gives us his key takeaways.

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App Insights Mobile Technology

Apps and sustainability: Utility apps for the greater good

Jo Morrison,

Sustainability is recognised as a vital issue for people, businesses and governments, globally. To secure the planet for all of our futures, digital technology can provide support and solutions to some of the challenges we face; ranging from city-scale infrastructure to apps that help individuals find greener ways of living and sharing within…

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How should you prepare your business for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution?

Jo Morrison,

The Barbican’s ‘More than Human’ exhibition explores creative and scientific developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and aims to demonstrate its potential to revolutionise our lives in many ways. Having visited it last week and come away overwhelmed by the kaleidoscope of concepts, sounds, information and objects combining to explore our relationships with technology, I thought it would be useful to focus this article on the basics of the AI revolution.

So, what is AI?

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Connecting with nature through technology

App Insights Digital Placemaking

Connecting with nature through technology

Jo Morrison,

All too often digital technology is positioned as being in opposition to nature. In this article I’m choosing to explore another view. How are our digital technologies contributing to and enhancing our interactions with nature? I was spurred to pursue this theme for two reasons. Firstly, I recently spoke at…

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