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Digital projects are a lot like skyscrapers. They take a long time to build and are full of unexpected hurdles. Architectural terms have crept into the dialogue of digital development, because getting to the end of a project can feel like a creating a huge building, one brick at a time.   Not all projects are like building skyscrapers. Some are predictable, because they’re easy to scope and repeatable. Writing …

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We love solving tough digital problems. Tricky, complex projects leave us with a warm, fuzzy feeling when they’re solved. And others are so much fun, we daydream wistfully for months after. Here’s a round-up of three projects we can’t stop geeking out over, and two projects completed by other incredible teams that you just ought to know about:   Scope Scope serve disabled communities across a network of physical locations …

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On bigger projects, using scrum or Kanban creates rhythm and accountability. By pooling actions in a pipeline, you create a sense of necessary features, developments ahead and deadlines. This deadens the age old habit of ramping up to one massive deadline, and instead embeds a habit. No-one has to chase anyone else. Fewer arguments happen, because the habit of action and delivery is always there. Scrum can be effective at …

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  When it comes to tech projects, the tendency to work in silos still persists, even in self-declared ‘agile’ organisations and projects. The common symptoms are loss of velocity, fractious teams and setbacks.   In extreme cases this can lead to loss of stakeholder trust and even death by product failure! Why do we still tend to leave ourselves in the dark?   It’s a shame that the old methods …

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London is a very exciting city for new technology. After researching digital and technical places worth visiting, Bird Street came up as ‘The new eco-friendly smart street in London’. It claims to have tiles that generate energy, a bench that surrounds you with clean air and pop-up shops that showcase the future of technology in retail. Sounds like it’s worth checking out, right?   Arriving at Bird Street, it …

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While the use of technology has become vital to remain competitive in all sectors of business, digital transformation is less about technology and more about people and how they work together. Digital transformation has been defined in several different ways. MITSloan Management Review defines it as ‘the use of technology to radically improve performance or reach of enterprises.’ While Altimeter Group refers to it as ‘the realignment of, or …

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In our monthly session with long-time client Lloyd’s we were talking trends, this month we looked at “disappearing User Interface” – Admittedly, not a new new concept but something we’re find increasingly relevant to our clients.   We started with a few demos; some Leap Motion experiments we’ve been doing in-browser and in Unity, a glimpse at the MYO band that came out of Kickstarter a while back, then …

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In 2012, we and Sunderland AFC launched the first responsive club website in the Premier League. In 2016, we have broken further new ground and launched the Premier League’s first mobile-first club website, and with it, a bold new vision for Sunderland AFC. See the site here. As Head of Design, my role within the project, beyond that of defining the visual direction, covered the planning and determining of …

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