Digital Conversations

Posts by Cathie

  • bertand ernie

    The rise and rise of social shopping

    22nd December 2010

    While sites like E-bay and Amazon have opened up a new, global marketplace to ordinary consumers, the simple fact is that simply buying online doesn’t fulfill many of the psychological quirks that makes us humans so interesting.  Social commerce goes beyond merely allowing consumers to make purchase where they happen to be already – i.e… see more

  • risk management

    Third party platforms: beyond your control..?

    22nd December 2010

    Regardless of whether you thought the hit film The Social Network was sensationalist, inaccurate or plain dull, they did get one thing right: “Okay, let me tell you the difference between Facebook and everybody else – we don’t crash, ever!” says an angry Mark Zuckerberg (the character). “If the servers are down for even a… see more

  • ipadthumb

    Our favourite iPad and iPhone apps of 2010

    21st December 2010

    Here are (just a few of) our favourite apps…some of them are geeky, some of them groovy, and some are fun but futile. What are yours? AirSharing turns your iPhone into a portable hard disk drive (HDD) that you can read/write from WiFi. It means you can use the iPad as a file storage system…. see more

  • chart

    Trends for design and UX in 2011

    21st December 2010

    We believe the mobile experience will ultimately mean a return to the web, rather than flipping between a series of standalone apps, but meanwhile, apps will continue to be the flavour of the moment throughout 2011. The challenge for designers and user experience professionals alike is to create interfaces that offer a unified experience regardless… see more

  • diaspora

    Are there alternatives to Facebook?

    20th December 2010

    Facebook recently hit the 500 million user mark, and it looks set to continue its success next year. But concerns about privacy, Facebook’s ownership and use of user data, and also a need to create more focused communities has led to the creation of what we think are two very strong contenders for the hit… see more