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NavSta: User testing

Kieron Gurner,

User-centred design is a product development process that puts the end-user at the heart of the project. This means gaining an understanding of who they are — their wants, their problems and their perspectives — and then creating solutions tailored to those needs. When products are designed from their target user’s eyes, they are more likely to be embraced.

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App Insights Digital Placemaking Mobile Technology Research


Alumni: Charlie Harman,

If you’re near Cardiff next month (or simply fancy a trip to Wales), come and join us at Porth Teigr in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday, September 19th where we’ll be hosting Ideascape. This free, outdoor promenade event comes following a 6 month research project exploring ways of addressing local need and…

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Digital Placemaking Research

Defining Digital Placemaking for Porth Teigr

Alumni: Louise Hobson,

We’re excited to be embarking on a new R&D Digital Placemaking project in Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay – one of Europe’s most significant waterfront development projects led by igloo and the Welsh Government. Physical spaces can no longer be separated from their digital dimensions – cities have become hybrid spaces…

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App Insights Heritage Research

WHITE PAPER: The Lost Palace: Optimising digital innovation for cultural heritage institutions

Jo Morrison,

‘The Lost Palace’ is a collaboration between Historic Royal Palaces, theatre makers Uninvited Guests, interaction designers Chomko & Rosier and us, creative technologists and app developers, Calvium. Using a combination of bespoke handheld devices, binaural 3D sound and haptic technology, visitors are led on an immersive adventure that allows them…

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News Research

Making scalable location-aware mobile apps

Calvium Team,

Apps that use a mobile phone’s ability to know its location in the world can deliver great experiences to users, such as that provided by The Guardian’s Streetstories app. AppFurnace is well suited to the creation of such apps and we have often developed custom content-rich, location-aware apps for customers who want a bit more help.

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