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

Who needs governance?

5 October | Intranet Now 2016 It made sense when everyone knew their place. Now times are different. Technology is much easier to use. Staff expect to be trusted. Does governance inhibit trying things out? Should we be more or less controlling of our digital workspaces?

Smart Dinner: Artificial Intelligence. When will the robots take over?

Originally published on EatofftheMenu Smart Dinner Meetup group Not a day goes by when a world ruled by artificially intelligent machines is posed as a very real and dangerous possibility. Futurologists, scientists, engineers to even artists love to point out that most areas of life are under threat from machines, automation and their algorithms that Continue Reading

Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2017

18 – 19 September | Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2017 For a second year running, we’re platinum sponsors for the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit. Hosted in London Waterloo’s Park Plaza hotel, this summit offers an impressive agenda sharing new insights and actionable strategies to help you create a compelling digital workplace that drives engagement and Continue Reading

Intranets and summer drinks with BrightStarr

Originally published on BrightStarr. This drinks evening will give you an exclusive opportunity to hear from Amec Foster Wheeler’s Global Head of Corporate Communications, Tereza Urbankova, as we discuss the role a modern intranet can play in driving better internal communications and employee engagement to your global team.

Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2016

Originally published on BrightStarr.  21 – 22 September | Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2016 This year we’re Platinum sponsors at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit. This Summit will show you how to harness technology to develop a digital workplace strategy that keeps pace with a fast-changing workplace and drives engagement and innovation.

Man vs machine: who controls the robots?

Originally published in Battle of Ideas. From Metropolis through to recent hit film Ex Machina, concerns about intelligent robots enslaving humanity are a sci-fi staple. Yet recent headlines suggest the reality is catching up with the cultural imagination. The World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year hosted a serious debate around the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, Continue Reading

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What makes an award-winning Intranet?

Originally published on BrightStarr. We are no strangers to award-winning Intranets, having won the Nielsen Norman award for Best Intranet Design for three years running and more recently, winning the IT Europa Best Information Storage Solution Award for 2015. It means we’ve seen these projects from concept to deployment and know a thing or two about what Continue Reading

Crisis is the New Normal: What is a Resilient City?

Originally published on the Future Cities Project Future Cities project launched the Future Cities Salon with a series of debates examining the future of public space. For a useful write-up of this event, see Maja Schwoerer’s article on the Future Cities website. From pollution, rising sea-levels, crime, terrorism or simply ill-health and disease, it seems that when Continue Reading