Oxford Union Debate: From sexting to screen-addicts: should we be afraid of online harms?

Organised by Oxfordshire Debating Matters & Oxford Festival of the Arts In April of this year, the government announced it was planning to fine or block websites and apps if they fail to take strong action against a range of so-called ‘online harms’. The government is seeking to enforce strict standards on the internet, including Continue Reading

Battle of Ideas Festival: FREE SPEECH IN AN AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER, 13:10—13:50, GARDEN ROOM, Barbican Centre, London Originally published on Battle of Ideas festival. In recent years, social media have become the focus of debates about free speech, and the issue is rapidly coming to a head. Last October, a conservative outlet, Prager University, sued Google for demonetising its videos on YouTube. Prager claimed that Continue Reading

Battle of Ideas Festival: SOCIAL MEDIA: THE PUBLIC SQUARE OF THE 21ST CENTURY?

Can democracy thrive with a totally free web, or should governments step in to protect the citizens they serve? Is it possible to solve new-age problems like filter bubbles and the transformation of our public sphere with a more open online framework? And what can we learn from the success stories of democratic digitalisation overseas?

Wearables: Personalisation or Surveillance?

Originally published on Battle of Ideas. Battle of Ideas festival 2017 By 2020, Gartner predicts there will be around 20 billion connected ‘things’ across the globe. While many devices such as wall sensors, smart meters and thermostats may seem mundane, the advent of ‘wearables’ promises to forge a seamless relationship between our digital and our Continue Reading

From AI to Big Data: Can Technology Save the NHS?

Originally published on Battle of Ideas. Battle of Ideas festival 2017 At a time of ever-increasing healthcare costs, waiting times and ever-increasing strains on GPs and A&E departments, there is increased urgency in trying to find new approaches to treatment. Against this backdrop of cost-driven strains in patient care, can engineering innovations save the day, Continue Reading

The roadmap to digital workplace adoption seminar

26 October | BrightStarr / Open seminar, Copenhagen Delivering a digital workplace solution that employees actually adopt requires more than simply implementing the technology. From idea to launch to on-going engagement, your employees must be front and centre to the plan and equipped to make the most of a digital workplace. In this half-day master-class, Continue Reading

Navigation and search with Unily

Original event information on Information Architecture London. Presentation for Information Architecture MeetUp London on how to design for a digital workplace product called Unily. And to debate how designers should think about working with a product where the choices are already made, but equally, where there is no end-point either. Hence, navigation always changes; taxonomy Continue Reading