The UX Connections team will soon be over in sunny Dubai on our company-wide trip. Whilst experiencing the culture and innovation from the Middle East, we’ll be counting down the days until the FIFA 2022 World Cup, which starts on 20th November in Qatar. Therefore, continuing our UX Inspirations series we’d like to talk about how innovative technologies are being utilised to improve the overall experience for World Cup guests…
UX Connections’ Dubai Bucket List
Since our trip to Dubai is getting closer, our team has started looking into some of the exciting things we can get up to whilst we’re there. Most of us have never visited Dubai, so we want to get the full tourist experience, and see some of Dubai’s famous places and spaces! So, as part of our Down In Dubai: UX Inspiration series, we thought we’d make a ‘bucket list’…
Dubai Design Week 101: Everything You Need to Know
Continuing our Down in Dubai: UX Inspiration series, we’re focusing on one thing we are all very excited for – Dubai Design Week 2022. It’s the largest creative festival in the Middle East, and we’ll be attending it in person during our time in Dubai! For this reason, we thought we’d share with you the key themes of the event, and everything else you need to know about it if…
How the Middle East is Becoming an Innovation Hub
The Middle East region is home to some of the most innovative, forward-thinking cities in the world, but also to those who are up-and-coming in terms of future vision. So, as part of our ‘Down in Dubai: UX Inspirations’ series, we wanted to take a closer look at how the different Middle Eastern countries are creating various types of innovative solutions. Innovation, in its most simple sense, is about creating…
What the Future Looks Like for the Fashion-Tech Industry
As technology constantly evolves and continues to ingrain itself deeper and deeper into our everyday lives, almost every industry is finding itself having to (or even wanting to) incorporate it into their process. When it comes to the fashion industry, this means that more companies are using tech to improve the creation process, personalise the e-commerce experience, or predict the future of customer interest. No matter how or why they…
NFTs: The Developing Relationship Between Fashion and Tech
Over the past few years, the world has been becoming evermore digital and taken a big step toward the future. Things such as art, music, and photography have all taken steps towards digitalisation, so why not the fashion world? For the first article in our FashionXTech miniseries, we’ll be taking a look at how fashion has done just that, with the sudden creation of NFTs – and don’t worry if…
Future Trends and Innovation in the Automotive Industry
In our latest Automotive Worldwide Series, we have discussed in depth the UX in automotive and have had a bird’s eye view of the industry in certain booming cities. (Check those articles out if you haven’t!) Now it’s time for us to turn our heads fully forward and look ahead to the future. There are trends that have been lurking around and we believe are about to change the landscape…
Sydney’s rainiest year to date – UX Connection’s commitment to limiting consultant’s contribution to global warming
How UX Connections is limiting consultant’s contribution to global warming With Sydney on track to break its annual rainfall record, and record breaking heat-waves in the northern hemisphere, we are continuing to experience the catastrophic effects of climate change. At UX Connections AU, we are committed to being mindful of our impact on the environment and encouraging conversation around our environmental responsibilities. We spoke with some of our UX consultants…
Worldwide Automotive: Inside The Gothenburg Automotive Industry
For years, Volvo and Gothenburg have been inseparable – when we speak of one, the other comes into mind naturally. However, the automotive industry at Gothenburg is not a one-man show. Gothenburg is home to many other companies in the supply chain too. In this article, we are going to look at three standouts: Smart Eye, Lynk+Co and CEVT. Smart Eye Smart Eye is a technology company of human insight…
Vivid Sydney: What It Is And Why You Should Attend!
This year, from 27th May to 18th June, Vivid Sydney is back with spectacular light shows, visual art pieces, and live music! It is an annual event that not only attracts Sydneysiders, but people from all around the world. The blend of arts, technology and innovation is truly awe-inspiring, so if you’re around Sydney this month, read this article for all the info you need! What is Vivid Sydney? Vivid…
The Female Lead: The Women Behind Swedish Tech
To end our Swedish Design Series on a high, we thought we’d champion some of the most successful women working in the Swedish tech industry. Not all women mentioned are Swedish-born, but they are helping Sweden become a world-leader in tech. Though not all are design-based, we appreciate that all women mentioned in this list are business-minded, innovation-led and tech-driven, which would explain why they’re all excelling in their field.…
Deep Learning-Powered Neuroprosthesis Restores Words to Paralyzed Man
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Intel is Seeking €8 billion in Subsidies for European Chip Plant. Why Now?
US semiconductor giant Intel is looking to secure €8 billion in public subsidies to set up a semiconductor plant in Europe
An End to the Pandemic? Breakthrough COVID-19 Treatment Reduces Viral Load by 99%
A Canadian biotech firm’s self-administered nasal spray has been found to reduce the viral load of the SARS-CoV-2 virus by over 95%, confirms a UK clinical trial
How Quantum Nanodiamonds May Catch HIV, Covid-19 Early
A University College London study revealed how quantum nanodiamonds could act as sensitive nanosensors, allowing for faster detection of diseases
COVID-19, Vaccine-Makers, and Cyber Threat Actors
Over the past few months, seven Covid-19 vaccine development firms have been targeted by three advance persistent threat (APT) agents.
Augmented Reality in the Aerospace Industry: Setting Key Trends
Augmented reality (AR) is offering phenomenal opportunities where users can communicate with visually impressive overlays, merging the real world with digital data. The technology is tipped to disrupt the aerospace industry.
Amazon’s New Biometric Technology Lets You Pay With Your Palm
Retailing giant Amazon has launched its own palm recognition technology that lets customers effortlessly make payments.
Books that predicted future events and technologies ahead of their time
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3 Use Cases Of Virtual Reality In Higher Education
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Apple Watch Series 6 Revealed, and It Beats the Clock
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How NBA And NASCAR Are Using Oura’s Wearable Smart Ring To Keep Players And Staff Healthy
The $300 Oura Smart Ring is a personal health tracker that is capable of measuring body pulse, sleep quality, heart rate as well as skin temperature.
Remote Cheering: How Professional Sports Leagues Are Using Technology During Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has forced sports fans to stay home for the foreseeable future. As a result, global sports leagues are under pressure to innovate and keep the games as normal as possible.
Japan’s AI Battalion Against COVID-19
The East Japan Railway Company unveiled AI-equipped robots that disinfect frequently contacted surfaces to arrest the spread of COVID-19
Delivery Robots Are On The Rise: Here Are 2 Start-Ups Leading The Way
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Personalised PPE: The Facemask That Fits
Imperial College London are researching into custom made facemasks with ventilators that are made to fit the user.
WHO’s First AI Health Worker for Quitting Tobacco Initiative
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The Year of Thermal Imaging
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What ‘The Next Rembrandt’ Tells Us About Art and AI
Revisiting the project amid the pandemic, has our view of virtual art changed?
Augmented Reality Apps Keeping Users Busy During Covid-19 Lockdown
Augmented Reality (AR) has been dominating user experience (UX) and with the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been turning to AR apps to help pass their time.
Ebook sales surge as a result of Coronavirus pandemic
As several businesses were caught in a race against time to come up with ideas that would keep their businesses running in the thick of the Corona pandemic, publishers, and bookstores alike, saw a rise in the number of Ebooks purchased.
COVID-19 Increases The Need For 5G Solutions
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced organisations and schools to adopt remote working and studying. Additionally, more people are subscribing to streaming services and accessing content online. This has caused a significant uptick in internet usage, placing big demands on network providers.
5 Ways Grocers Are Leveraging Technology During COVID-19
Consumer behaviour has changed drastically amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The number of visits to stores has decreased significantly. Whilst online shopping has seen a spike in sales, physical stores have been left to deal with loss of business.
AI to prioritise NHS patients to help deal with post-COVID backlog
The UK has seen challenging months with the country coming to a halt due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Is COVID-19 Pushing Us Towards A Cashless Society?
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Fitness companies saved by Zoom amid global pandemic
After the outbreak and spread of Covid-19, a lot of companies were left having to think on their feet and, while some of them resorted to complete shut downs and having to sack a large number of their employees, others decided to take a different route and use platforms which would enable them to keep as many of their employees and clients as possible.
How Young Black Creators are Breaking the Internet
The African diaspora is booming with young and talented innovators with dreams of changing the world, one innovation at a time.
Coronavirus’s Effect on the Environment
From deer spotted in Rotherham Town Centre to fish returning to the Venetian canals, COVID-19 could be saving our environment?
The Rising Remote Workforce and Cybersecurity Threats
As the coronavirus crisis compels global workforce to operate remotely, the surge in cyberattacks emerges as another challenge for them to overcome
Remote Working: Is Working From Home Here To Stay?
Are the changes we’re making for coronavirus a short term fix or a long term improvement?
The JEDI Grand Challenge: Billion Molecules against COVID-19
The Joint European Disruptive Initiative launches the JEDI COVID-19 Challenge to use high-performance computing and AI to fast-track aid the development of therapeutics
Covid 19 – Contact Tracing Technology
Location tracking technology is playing an important role in the first period of life after lockdown across the globe.
Lockdown: In Desperate Times Our Nation Bonds
The altruistic spirit of the nation has brought a candle of kindness and good to dark times
Zoom Through the Phase of Social Isolation
Amid social distancing and self-isolation pandemic protocols, Zoom is keeping organisations, students and teachers connected
Together in Arms Against COVID-19: AI and Humanity
The time is now for AI to take the rein as workforces across the globe isolate to reduce transmission
Will vertical farming be the future of food?
If Old MacDonald had a vertical farm, it might be in a skyscraper, a shipping container, or an abandoned mine shaft.
Forget Jurassic Park – The realities of gene editing in the animal world
CRISPR technology is being used to alter DNA in the name of de-extinction and conservation. How can we make sense of this ethically sensitive field?
Will AI and carbon capture technology save the planet?
Machine learning and CCS has the potential to transform Earth’s eco-system – but they must be adopted cautiously.
DeepMind’s Eye Diagnosis AI
DeepMind’s Health Division live demos its eye disease diagnosis AI, which would be its first commercial medical product.
Will we see an end to predictive policing?
Organisations are challenging the police for using questionable ethics and big data to predict criminality. But, will these challenges bring an end to predictive policing?