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GUEST BLOG – Henry Bennett YourWelcome

Henry Bennett, CEO of YourWelcome was a speaker at our Digital Catapult Centre Brighton event Tech Beyond The Screen: Real-time Place-based Digital Marketing at The FuseBox on 16th March 2016. Here, Henry talks about his company and the growing demand in the short term let industry for this unique technology. “YourWelcome is a rapidly growing start up company that is helping short term let hosts and property managers better monetise their assets. In the hotel industry, it is common for between 20% and 40% of revenue to come from selling services. These include food, experiences and airport transfers. However, in the short-term let industry, (which …

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GUEST BLOG – Dayoan Daumont: Tech Beyond the Screen – the basics don’t change

Dayoan Daumont Innovation Director at world renown marketing agency OgilvyOne was a speaker at our Digital Catapult Centre Brighton event Tech Beyond The Screen: Real-time Place-based Digital Marketing at The FuseBox on 16th March 2016. Here, he shares his thoughts in this area, and his predictions for the future. “In Utah a Virtual Reality theme park, The Void, allows its participants to physically experience an alternate reality. The space is physically real the users dawn gear that transports them to an alien world while they venture through the space. Over 180 years ago two immigrants to the US, one a candle maker the other made soaps, …

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GUEST BLOG – Martin De Saulles ‘Digital Marketing – a look into the future’

Following The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton Tech Beyond The Screen: Real-Time Place-Based Digital Marketing event held at The FuseBox on Wednesday 16th March, one of our guests Martin De Saulles Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton wrote this blog post on the content covered over the night. “Brighton is blessed with a thriving digital media scene. As well as the job opportunities this offers to our graduates there are also lots of events where industry experts share their experiences and knowledge. Last Wednesday I went to an event organised by Wired Sussex as part of the Digital Catapult initiative of which the University of Brighton is a key …

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GUEST POST – Marianna Obrist – A ‘Flavor’ of Things to Come in Human-Computer Interaction

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016 we held our third event in the Tech Beyond The Screen series, around UX & Design for Connected Products. Marianna Obrist, Reader in Multisensory Experiences at University of Sussex, talked about some of the projects her and her team are working on researching multisensory UX for products without screens.   “The SCHI [sky] Lab research lies in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), an area in which research on multisensory experiences makes a difference on how we design and interact with technology in the future. We are an interdisciplinary team exploring tactile, gustatory, and olfactory experiences as novel interaction modalities. Touch: What …

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GUEST BLOG – Jason Mesut – Tech Beyond The Screen: UX & Design For Connected Products

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016 we held our third event in the Tech Beyond The Screen series, around UX & Design for Connected Products. Jason Mesut was one of our speakers who discussed the challenges around creating UX for IoT technologies, specifically without screen based interfaces. Jason, has put together this write up of the content he covered during his talk.   “I recently talked through this presentation at The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton’s interesting event Tech Beyond The Screen: Connectivity & Infrastructure. I tried to give a more User Interface (UI) perspective on the whole UX around Internet of Things subject. I suppose people …

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GUEST BLOG – Shane Mitchell – Tech Beyond The Screen: What is the Internet of Everything?

On Wednesday 3rd February 2016, The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton kicked off it’s event series ‘Tech Beyond The Screen’ with it’s first event ‘What is the Internet of Everything?’. Guest speakers Shane Mitchell (UrbanPeer) and Adrian Bone (Deteq) talked to a packed room of Sussex’s digital, arts and tech community about the Internet of Everything and demonstrated a number of case studies of how the technology is being used. Shane Mitchell has written a guest blog post with his thoughts on the progression of the Internet of Everything. “Digital entrepreneurship and the Internet of Every/Thing I’d like to reflect on some the discussions …

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‘Tech Beyond the Screen: What is the Internet of Everything?’

With the launch of our new Tech Beyond the Screen series I thought I would take some time to explore the differences between IoT/IoE/IoP and the reasons behind why we have chosen ‘Tech Beyond the Screen’ as a title for this series of events. What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? In its most generic of terms IoT is simply any physical ‘thing’ that can transfer some form of data to either something else or to the internet that makes it ‘connected’. Be it a ‘smart’ watch, a proximity sensor, or a complex weather system; these ever growing ‘things’ now …

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