So, the plane ride is finally coming to an end. After a grueling twenty hours of travel, which has seen you plough through three time zones and had... see more
Tweet reporters at 4pm on a Thursday. This is a #legitimatesocialmediaconfession…#or #not. The media landscape has changed drastically over the... see more
15th October 2013
Over 73 per cent of Australians own a smartphone but only 16 per cent of charities offer a mobile optimised website. We reviewed the web presence of 30 of Australia’s most prominent charities and found that only a small minority are using either the mobile web or mobile apps to engage with their audiences. We… see more
3rd October 2013
Stories are an intrinsic part of society and culture. Civilizations are formed with stories, from cave drawings to books to light shows, everything has a narrative. Every one of us has a story to tell.
A good story will transport you to another world, time and space. Whether it is a book or a movie, a captivating storyline will draw you in. You experience the character’s every emotion, sensation and thought. All your five senses are engaged and awakened.
17th September 2013
I have recently moved interstate and as a result I have been using online channels to keep up with my good friends. This is an overwhelming task when you take into account the vast amount of individual networks some people can be on. Trying to feel connected was often difficult because I would have to… see more
20th August 2013
Finding the right font size and typography for web – what works best for your headlines and body copy.
26th July 2013
From the humble scroll-wheel to the trackpad to the 3D tracking of your hands. This developer’s initial thoughts on the new Leap Motion controller are excited and positive. The technology and software are off to a promising start. The future is drawing nearer it seems.
Some Posts from Reading Room UK
3rd May 2014
Change is afoot! Every digital discipline from technical architecture and programming to interface design and customer experience is experiencing a rapid evolution. Tools and techniques we’ve grown accustomed to are being challenged by new ideas and approaches that are better suited to new contexts brought about by emerging technologies like the Internet of Things, cloud... see more
19th March 2014
‘Hackathons’ and ‘retail banking’ are not phrases that most people would think would go together. Last week I attended an event run by Lloyds Banking Group that certainly changed my mind about that. The event, Innovation Jam, was a hackathon for developers, business analysts and technologists to come together and make mobile apps that might... see more
4th February 2014
Digital technology is transforming various aspects of the arts and culture sector. From digital marketing and social engagement, to experiential and interactive technology, to experimental digital art forms – the potential impact is staggering. But arts and culture organisations also face huge economic challenges, and a constant struggle to keep pace with a rapidly changing... see more