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Connecting with nature through technology

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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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Google home mini voice assistant device next to an Android phone

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Voice Technology – Challenges and Opportunities

Kieron Gurner,

Last week the Government Digital Service announced that information about public services can now be accessed through voice-activated smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo, such as applying for a passport and accessing details about the national minimum wage. This means that people can access over 12,000 pieces of information…

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Tom Pokinko wearing glasses

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Good design is inclusive design: perspectives on digital accessibility with Tom Pokinko at Open Inclusion

Jo Morrison,

The world is finally waking up to the importance of accessibility. As we kick off our NavSta mobile wayfinding project with Transport for London, Connected Places and Open Inclusion, we sat down with Tom Pokinko, Research Director at Open Inclusion, to talk technology, accessibility, and why inclusive design (hopefully) won’t…

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London tube platform with a train pulling up, people wait to get on

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Our favourite projects from TfL’s Access All Areas event 2019

Jo Morrison,

On 19th March 2019, Transport for London (TfL) hosted Access All Areas, London’s largest accessible transport event at the ExCeL London. It showcased the latest transport innovations geared towards accessibility, looking at roads and streets, train stations and public transport, design and services, and, of course, technology. The exhibition included…

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London tube map as a board game, with play pieces and a dice

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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

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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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