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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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A crowd of people gather outside, in front of a wooden wall to try the AR Door installation at Battersea Power Station

Digital Placemaking

8 great digital placemaking projects from around the globe

Jo Morrison,

The concept of shared, culturally significant spaces is as old as time itself. The ancient Greeks had agora, the Romans had forums, and medieval cities had bustling squares for trading. Since then, the relationships between people and place has been rethought multiple times. Now, with the rise of technology as…

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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,

“The quality of spaces between buildings is now as important to us as the quality of the buildings themselves.” – City of London Corporation, 2015 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…

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Man wearing a trilby hat and a yellow backpack uses a smartphone on a train platform, with train tracks in the background

Digital Placemaking Mobile Technology News

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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Democratisation and collaboration, opportunity and challenge: Technology’s role in the museum of tomorrow

Digital Placemaking Heritage

Democratisation and collaboration, opportunity and challenge: Technology’s role in the museum of tomorrow

Jo Morrison,

How can digital technology be used to open up and foster collaboration within museum projects? That’s the question Museums+Tech 2018’s speakers sought to answer at this event, hosted by the Museum Computer Group at London’s National Gallery. The intersection of technology, heritage, collaboration and democratisation is where we spend a lot…

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Digital placemaking and health and wellbeing

Digital Placemaking

Digital placemaking for health and wellbeing

Jo Morrison,

City building and quality of life are indelibly linked. In Copenhagen, policymakers have invested heavily in infrastructure for cyclists, planting flat roofs with vegetation, and offering free stress clinics for citizens. As a result, the Danish capital is one of the healthiest and happiest cities in the world. Denmark as…

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